Alice Carlotta Jackson was the first African American to apply to the University of Virginia. When she did so in 1935, it eventually prompted changes to admission policies.  Her papers were donated to Special Collections in 2004.
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- Web. [http://www.virginia.edu/woodson/projects/kenan/jackson/jackson.html Alice Carlotta Jackson First African American to Apply to U.Va.], Priya Parker, 2004, retrieved January 20, 2015.