UTC tells desegregation history in documentary

photo Horace Traylor became the first black to receive a degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1965.

FALL 2011 ENROLLMENTBroken down by ethnicity/raceWhite: 8,199 or 71.7 percentBlack: 1,352 or 12 percentHispanic: 310 or 2.7 percentAsian/Pacific Islander: 214 or 1.9 percentSource: University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaFALL 2010 FACULTYFull-time teaching faculty by ethnicity/raceWhite: 394 or 84.7 percentBlack: 30 or 6.5 percentAsian: 20 or 4.3 percentHispanic: 7 or 1.5 percentSource: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Thirty-two-year-old Horace Traylor, wearing a blue suit, tie and matching handkerchief and shiny black shoes, arrived at the Registrar's Office of the University of Chattanooga.

He stood in line for about 10 minutes, then someone on the other side of the desk saw him -- he was the only black in a group of 100 or 200 people waiting to sign up for classes.

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