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Community (1920s-1950s)

Since the first Residence Hall opened in 1925, residence halls created small communities, but these communitites were defined by color and sex.  Men and women were strictly separated in Residence Halls, with the only exception being married housing after the influx of married soldiers post-World War II.  Also, like most of the nation, the University segregated students of different color, providing African American women housing in the Phyllis Wheatley House until after World War II when both African American men and women had to find their own housing.