The first session was held on April 11, 1924 and addressed the question “What is the Negro problem?” The second session considered the issue “Is racial discrimination warranted, economically, legally, or socially?” The third session centered on the matter of “Amalgamation or segregation?” Among the conclusions reached at the conference, the delegates agreed that Black people should be permitted to enroll at all educational institutions and that those who attended the conference should raise awareness in their own circles.4 However, Bryn Mawr delegates believed that Black students would have a hard time socially at the College, therefore concluding it would be best if they did not apply.
Bryn Mawr College did not admit Black students before 1926. Two years after the 1924 conference was held, Bryn Mawr President Marion Edwards Park discussed the subject with M. Carey Thomas, then director of the College. They concluded that they would permit Black students to attend, but only as non-residents. Their correspondence is available in more detail at "Black at Bryn Mawr."