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Vol Trivia: Gene Mitchell Gray entered UT in January 1952 as a graduate student in Chemistry—a major “first” for the student body. What “first” was he?

The first African-American student, admitted (along with three others by order of the Federal District Court to graduate programs not otherwise available to African-Americans.  A graduate of Knoxville College, Gray lived with his wife of four years and two children (Gene Jr., 3 years old, Larry, 14 months) in Austin Homes at the time of his attendance.

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