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    The Huffington Post - 06/30/2015

    What I remember most about Charleston in 1963: the August heat that no courtroom fan could defeat and my NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) colleague Connie Motley, a woman I once described as ” solid as an oak tree…who suffered little nonsense” from segregationists. The Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional in 1954–one of the cases came from South Carolina–but nine years later no black child had stepped foot in an previously white school.

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