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Two students working on the school radio station, WMRA. WMRA is the National Public Radio station for the Shenandoah Valley and northwestern Virginia. Owned and operated by JMU, WMRA headquarters was located in the basement of Burruss Hall in the…

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Student concentrating on a hands-on activity in a lab class.

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A student in the Marching Royal Dukes shows off his talent at playing the guitar.

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An unknown student studying on campus at Carrier Library. With Dr. Ronald E. Carrier’s induction in 1971, the school adopted his mentality that higher education was of utmost importance for improving the social standings of students--particularly…

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JMU students holding hands and singing together during a block party for Black Awareness Month.

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Meeting in a JMU academic building, these students are participating in a group study session. Collaboration and teamwork are still integral aspects of JMU's education. The student in the glasses sports an Omega Psi Phi shirt, one of JMU's…

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Male and female students in the JMU Black Choir walk and sing together. The choir, and other African American organizations on campus, worked together to create a support system of sorts for minority students adjusting to life on campus.

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Music and performing have always been vital in the community. Here, a JMU student belts out a song on stage complete with backup dancers.

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Used for a black recruitment brochure, a JMU student poses for a picture reading The Breeze on the Quad. The Quad has often been a location where many JMU students and even Harrisonburg residents take the opportunity to enjoy the weather on a warm…

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This item is a 19th Century poem about slavery, written by an unknown author, presumably a slave themselves. The writer recounts the life of a slave in Tenth Legion, an area in northern Rockingham County, that they describe as “a braggy place,…
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