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Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was a student from Chickasha, Oklahoma who was the first black student at University of Oklahoma. She was denied entry in 1946 because she was black. After teaming with Thurgood Marshall, she won the case and began classes in 1949. Her case was among those that set the precedent for Brown vs. Board of Education. Ada S. Fisher was married and pregnant at the time.

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