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Lillian Williams was the first African American student at West Georgia College in 1963. Her application was treated like any other application, as President Boyd wanted, and her enrollment was uneventful, just like all other students. When Lillian enrolled neither the students nor the faculty bodies met her with any unrest, and her time at WGC was not met with hardship. In 1968, she received her bachelor's degree in Elementary education. After her time at West Georgia College, she went on to teach at Sand Hills Elementary School. Lillian Williams passed away in 2000. She was 70 years old. She is remembered by her family and friends. Mrs. Williams helped contribute to the University's growth and progress, as the first African American student at the College. She laid way for future African American students.




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