Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was a leading activist, attorney and educator who fought to become the first African American student admitted to the OU College of Law in 1949. Her landmark case opened higher education to African American students in the state of Oklahoma and paved the way for national desegregation.
Image sources: the OU Western History Collections, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoman, Sooner Magazine, Professor Cheryl Wattley, the Fisher Family, and the OU College of Law.
2019: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Her Law School Admission
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