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1950 - African American Graduate Students Study Out of State

Jack Martin of Charlotte, attends graduate school at NYU
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Modern Era Begins 1946-1959

NC pays tuition for African Americans to attend universities.

  • Many Charlotte teachers, including Coach Jack Martin of West Charlotte, go to northern universities to get graduate degrees.
  • Their tuition is paid by North Carolina because the state doesn't want African Americans to attend its all-white colleges.
  • Photo shows Jack Martin working in his brother's restaurant in New York while attending New York University graduate classes.