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Re: Did Your Family Experience Jim Crow?
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Circuit Court Judge Robert M. Duncan who issued the desegregation order for the Columbus, OH Public Schools and his wife, Shirley Anne (Thomas) Duncan, are both in my extended family lines. They are African American's from small towns in Ohio ... Urbana & Piqua .... and they attended integrated schools. Shirley graduating from High School in Piqua, Ohio 1 year before me.
Small world, huh?
I was familiar with Brown v. Board during my academic career in middle school and was shocked that such things were going on up until the 1970s way Up South.
Penik v. Columbus Public Schools is the case that changed the equation:
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