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Memphis College Seeks More Diversity

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A small, historically black college in Memphis is trying to diversify its student population.

The Commercial Appeal reported LeMoyne-Owen College is trying to recruit more nonblack students to its campus.

Part of that effort includes featuring 18-year-old David Aguilar, who is originally from Mexico, on an upcoming recruiting booklet.

The college, which sprang from a makeshift school for freed slaves 150 years ago, still has a student body that is mostly African-American. About 2 percent of the 1,100 students are from other races and ethics groups.

Officials say the college has enrolled a few white students or those born in foreign countries for several years, but they are looking to expand those numbers.

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