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Almost 45 years ago, I along with several more black students began a journey that was supposed to change education in Lincoln Parish for all children — black and white. A group of black parents, of which my father was one, decided they were going to send their children to Ruston High School.

They believed, and rightly so, that their children were not being accorded the opportunity to get the best education available in Lincoln Parish.

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