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Woman broke color barrier in Augusta schools in 1964

...sidewalk in front of Forest Hills Elementary School to watch her walk inside.On that day in 1964, Thomp kins, then Barbara Maria Gant, became the first black child to enroll in an all-white Richmond County school. It was 10 years after the landmark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-16/woman-broke-color-barrier
Racial divide

...mandated integration in area public schools. The first black pupil in an all-white Richmond County public school, Barbara Maria Gant, had enrolled in 1964. But for the system to reach full integration pupils had to be bused from different areas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/09/xtr_325223.shtml
Xtreme | Evans High School | South Aiken High School | Hephzibah High School | Westside High School
City fought integration

...STUDENTS attended area elementary schools in 1964 when the school board opened its first three grades to integration. Barbara Maria Gant, 6, was the first black student to attend Forest Hills Elementary school. The system was rapidly changing by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/28/met_254732.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Augusta State University | Lucy C. Laney High School | Paine College
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