Stories from the front line of desegregation at NC State

Irwin Holmes was the first black student to graduate from N.C. State University. He was also the first black athlete to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference, lettering in tennis for the Wolfpack.
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Irwin Holmes was the first black student to graduate from N.C. State University. He was also the first black athlete to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference, lettering in tennis for the Wolfpack.

He was the first black graduate of NC State. Now a campus building will bear his name.

October 25, 2018 01:28 PM