Easley issues proclamation honoring school integrators

June 25, 2008 4:48:58 PM PDT
Gov. Mike Easley has honored several former students who helped integrate North Carolina's public schools more than 50 years ago.

Easley brought one man and six women to the Executive Mansion on Wednesday. The black children entered white public schools in Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem in September 1957.

North Carolina did not immediately comply to the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering that public schools be integrated. Easley said state officials took three years to determine how to carry out the court's order.

Easley issued a proclamation in honor of their actions and said their bravery changed society and education forever in North Carolina.


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