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Gilbert King

58 Years Later, LSU's First Black Undergraduate Receives Honorary Degree

Gilbert King | Posted 07.23.2011 | College
Gilbert King

More than a half-century ago, Alexander P. Tureaud Jr. became the first African-American undergraduate at Louisiana State University until students, teachers, the administration and the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals forced him out before he could finish his first semester.

Mockingbird at 50: Thurgood Marshall and Atticus Finch

Gilbert King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gilbert King

My daughter has grown up in a different time and a different place than Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, and there's no denying that the country is different, too, in part because of the heroics of a real life lawyer named Thurgood Marshall.