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Students recap fight for equality
Martin Luther King Jr
Among the most powerful forces fighting racial injustice and exclusion in mid-20th Century America, according to Warren County High School junior Jacqueline Becerra, was education. But access to education was a struggle itself, she emphasized to Rotary Club of McMinnville members during their regular Thursday lunch. Because education always begins with basic literacy, custom, culture — and laws — conspired to keep books out of the hands of young African-Americans.