Susie Sanders and Shirley Martin walking up the stairs at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama.
@ Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130
DescriptionThe young women were two of the first three African American students to attend the school. The integration took place in September 1964, when Susie was a sophomore and Shirley was a senior. This image was taken for (but not used in) the article "Montgomery's First Year of School Integration" by Geoffrey Cowan, which appeared on page 4 of The Southern Courier for August 6, 1965. The issue is available online (not on the ADAH website): http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol1_No04_1965_08_06.pdf
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