Prior to the year 1934, the University of Evansville (UE) along with many other colleges in the United States, did not admit black students. This was due to the racist, discriminatory laws and policies in effect during those years in the United States. This August 2021 IndieFEST Film Award winning short documentary profiles the stories of several of the first black students at UE from 1934 -1949. It also covers some black student and black student organization "firsts" from 1934 forward at UE. Produced by a 1980 graduate of UE, in collaboration with narration by a future 2024 black graduate at UE, and an Indianapolis based black videographer who directed the story, this documentary begins the sharing of the stories, experiences, and recollections of black students at UE, once the doors opened..
The story of the first black students allowed to attend the University of Evansville and those who followed.