• College To Honor First Black Applicant 60 Years Later

    Comments: 0  | Leave A Comment


    From USA Today:

    It was the summer of 1950, and Mary Jean Price, the salutatorian of Lincoln High School in Springfield, Mo., hoped to enroll at a hometown college and become a teacher but

    But this was four years before Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared denying black children equal educational opportunities was unconstitutional.

    At 18, Price was, school records show, the first black student ever to apply to Southwest Missouri State College (now Missouri State University) in Springfield, was denied admission.

    “I did the best I could in high school to get to college, but as soon as I got to the front door, they didn’t let me inside,” she says.

    Click here to read more.

    Text Continues After Gallery…


    Black Greek Organizations Not Welcomed In Pennsylvania

    Ed. Secretary Duncan: Black Male Teachers Needed

    Join the Conversation! Share and Discuss!

    Tags: » » »


    Leave a Comment


    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 450 other followers