Black in Appalachia

The Swift Story | The First African-American University

Special | 27m 33s

The Swift Memorial Institute in Rogersville, Tennessee, became a beacon of higher education in the rural South for African Americans,demonstrating, not only the power of education but the importance of doing what’s right, regardless of current ideas.

Aired: 07/29/19

Rating: NR

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