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An untold chapter of education and civil rights

Researcher uncovers the story of two men who fought to end racism in SAT testing

A researcher at the University of Georgia has uncovered a little-known chapter of the desegregation of higher education in the southern United States.

Jan Bates Wheeler, who recently completed her doctoral degree at the University of Georgia, discovered the story of two men who traveled the southern United States, at great personal risk, to desegregate SAT testing centres.

The story of these two men was not previously known as they did not want to risk retaliation against school administrators who willingly (sometimes with a bit of “persuasion”) desegregated their testing site.

FoxNews also covered the story. It is well worth a read.