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G. W. McLaurin breaking the color barrier at the University of Oklahoma

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Creator:Southern Labor Archives
Title:G. W. McLaurin breaking the color barrier at the University of Oklahoma
Date:1950 Jan. 14
Description:

Classroom scene with G.W. McLaurin seated in a desk near the back behind all-white audience. McLaurin sued to gain admittance to University of Oklahoma to pursue his doctorate in education. After he won in court, the University segregated him from his white classmates. This photograph shows his seat in relation to his classmates. the Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.

Local identification number: L1979-37_001

Types:Photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Race discrimination | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Civil rights | Classrooms | Kennedy, Stetson | McLaurin, G. W. | University of Oklahoma | United States, Oklahoma, Norman
Collection:Stetson Kennedy Papers
Institution:Georgia State University Special Collections
Contributors:Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Original Material:

Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

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Cite as: L1979-37_001,Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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