This Day in Black History: March 15, 1933

NAACP files segregation lawsuit against University of North Carolina.

Posted: 03/15/2012 07:00 AM EDT

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) launched a segregation suit against the University of North Carolina on behalf of Thomas Hocutt, an African-American student denied admission into UNC’s School of Pharmacy. In the end, the lawsuit was lost on a technicality because the school’s president refused to verify Hocutt’s transcripts.  


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