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HIS-690-01 The 1960's
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On September 5th of 1956, nine African American students tried to attend classes at the all-white Sturgis Kentucky High School. The event sparked mixed opinion among the townsfolk, many of whom showed up to protest the student’s enrollment. As a result a number of Kentucky State Police along with members of the Kentucky National Guard were dispatched to calm the crowd and to allow those students the right, granted by the United States Supreme Court, to obtain a quality education free from oppression and racial segregation.
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Valentine, Austin and Valentine, Austin, "The Desegregation of the Sturgis All-White High School - September 1956" (2019). Student Scholarship & Creative Works. 10.