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Richardson to participate in campus event

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Richardson to participate in campus event

FAYETTEVILLE – Nolan Richardson, former University of Arkansas head basketball coach, is one of this year’s recipients of the Silas Hunt Legacy Award. He will be celebrated at a public reception from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in the university Multicultural Center at Arkansas Union. Richardson is one of four recipients of the Silas Hunt Legacy Award for 2012. The other recipients are Roderick McDavis of Athens, Ohio; C.C. Mercer, L.L.B.’55, of Little Rock; and Marjorie Wilkins Williams, B.S.’59, of San Antonio, Texas.Throughout the 2011-12 academic year, the recipients will interact with students while participating in a variety of on-campus conversations, lectures and other community events. The year of celebration will conclude with a black-tie event to be held in April 2012. The Silas Hunt Legacy Award was created by the university in 2005 and first awarded in 2006. This year’s recipients were nominated and selected by a volunteer selection committee of University of Arkansas faculty, students, professional staff and former recipients.On Feb. 2, 1948, Silas Hunt became the first African-American student in modern times to attend a major Southern public university when he was admitted without litigation into the University of Arkansas School of Law. Hunt, who grew up in Texarkana, was a veteran of World War II and earned his undergraduate degree at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College, now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Hunt died of tuberculosis in the spring of 1949 before finishing his law degree.



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