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George McLaurin, the first black man admitted to the University of Oklahoma in 1948, was forced to sit in a corner away from his white classmates

George McLaurin, the first black man admitted to the University of Oklahoma in 1948, was forced to sit in a corner away from his white classmates

George W. McLaurin case was pivotal to Black American’s getting there civil rights. McLaurin case damaged the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson “separate but equal” legal position.  The scholar held a master’s degree from the University of Kansas and was a professor at Langston University an Historically Black College and University, until 1948.  NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall, Oklahoma attorney […]