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Frederick K. Brewington’s education came at the end of a bitter civil-rights battle that engulfed New York State, more than a decade after Brown v. Board of Education.
Millicent Brown changed Charleston, then watched it stay the same.
Sonnie Hereford IV desegregated Alabama’s public schools in 1963. He was only 6 years old.
Jo Ann Allen Boyce and 11 other students desegregated their high school in Clinton, Tennessee. Then the riots came.
Hugh Price and his family fought for him to be one of the first Black students at his all-white high school in Washington, D.C. But once he was there, he “couldn’t wait for it to be over.”