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Harvard University Accepts Largest-Ever Percentage of Black Students
Originally published April 17, 2014

Prestigious Harvard University made history this spring when it accepted the largest percentage of Black students to its freshman class in school history, capping with a series of notable individual achievements by Black students targeting Ivy League institutions.more More Arrow
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