Man Receives Diploma Denied For Refusing To Accept Racism

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From: Huffington Post -

In 1959, Alva Earley was denied a diploma (from Galesburg High School) after taking a stand against segregation. Earley, who is black, went to a picnic at a whites-only city park. After the gathering, Earley was notified by his school that he would not be allowed to graduate…

Because he was unable to receive a diploma, two colleges that had already accepted him withdrew their offers… He went to Knox College after a classmate persuaded his father and then-president of Knox College to allow Earley to enroll. Fifty-five years later, with a little help from some determined (Knox College classmates), he finally received what he should’ve gotten a long time ago, (his high school diploma, in a ceremony on August 8, 2014, in Galesburg)…
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