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Marian Spencer was a trailblazing civil rights activist who brought change to her native Cincinnati, becoming an important political figure as well. Spencer passed earlier this week. Spencer was born June 28, 1920 in Gallipolis, Ohio, living in the home of her grandfather, a former slave, with her parents and siblings. A stellar student, she […]


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton told surviving members of the Little Rock Nine on Monday that they could wear dancing shoes to celebrate their integration of Central High School but must be ready to don marching boots as struggles for equality continue. Inside the school’s auditorium — 60 years after nine […]

Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]

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The landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954 was the first step to declare separate schools for Black and white students unconstitutional. On this day in 1969, the high court made its final call to public schools, especially those in the Deep South, to end the unlawful […]

The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision on May 17, 1954 by the U.S. Supreme Court set into motion the desegregation of public schools across the nation. On this day that same year, Washington, D.C. and Maryland public schools racially integrated their classrooms on the heels of the landmark ruling. The integration of […]

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In 1966, Black players took part in the Men’s Division I NCAA Basketball Championship for the first time. Although the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision banned discrimination in public schools, most the of the Southern athletic teams remained all-white. But a pioneering team was on the brink of changing the unwritten rules of […]

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A proposed agreement going before a federal judge could soon end decades of court battles and $1 billion in state funding to three Little Rock area schools. U.S. District Judge Price Marshall will hear arguments Monday and Tuesday on whether to officially end the dispute rooted in the 1957 Central […]