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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

The first public health class at the North Carolina College for Negroes, 1945-6

In 1945, the School of Public Health began a collaboration with the North Carolina College for Negroes (now North Carolina Central University) to teach courses on nutrition and disease prevention. This fifteen-year program was one of the few cooperative ventures between the state's white and black institutions. Chapel Hill's School of Public Health admitted its first black student in 1960.