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University of Tennessee Student Following Freedom Riders
by Lydia McCoy

Jayanni Webster is a self-proclaimed “student activist.”

“I don’t know how I got to this point, but I was always the person to say or believe that not everyone can be characterized by their environment, by their race, by their culture, by their status or by the money that they make,” she said.

Webster said other experiences in her life — watching her mother, who is a social worker, studying and doing research in Uganda, Africa, and working with the University of Tennessee’s Amnesty International, where she is president — also have contributed to her desire to get involved.

Next month, the University of Tennessee junior from Memphis will add another experience to her resume. Read more…


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