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Black History Month: Honoring Ada Fisher

Posted at 9:26 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2021-03-11 14:59:03-05

Today in Green Country's black history, Ada fisher was the first African American woman to be allowed to attend law school at the University of Oklahoma in 1949.

During lectures and in the cafeteria, Fisher was required to sit in a chair labeled "colored" and faced other harsh forms of discrimination by the school.

Fisher used her degree to become a key player during the civil rights movement regarding education in Oklahoma.

Since then, OU has dedicated a garden on campus to honor her fight for equality in education.

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