Supreme Court orders Oklahoma to admit African-Americans to law school 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD

Video: 'A Tribute to Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher'

(Monday, January 12, 1948) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, unanimously ruled today that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, ordering the admission of Ada Lois Sipuel, a 24-year-old African-American.

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