Will of Indiana Fletcher Williams

April 3, 1899 – In her will, Indiana Fletcher Williams, owner of the Sweet Briar plantation, directs the foundation of the “Sweet Briar Institute“ under the conditions that students and staff honor the memory of her late daughter, Daisy Williams, and that the school serves the “education of white girls and young women“. Due to this restrictive regulation, the Sweet Briar Institute is not allowed to accept African-American or any other non-white girls for admission. How is the college still able to surpass this restriction in the 1960s?

Read Williams’ complete will: 

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By mpiatkov

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