and their contributions to civil rights.But it would take a decade and more for all the states to integrate their school systems. I have a friend (white) who remembers being sent to kindergarten in 1966 at a school that had been for blacks. Kathy tells me her most vivid memory is of the photographers and policemen at the school that morning.
That was just a mile or two from where I live in North Carolina but something similar must have played out at schools across the south in the mid-sixties.
And how many cities have a school similar to Sterling High School where blacks graduated, became the first in their field, or led the local struggle for civil rights?