Olivia Ferguson McQueen
Olivia Ferguson McQueen is a civil rights pioneer who at the age of 16 in 1958 challenged Charlottesville's segregation of schools. Her work led the federal district court judge's decision to close the all-white Lane high school instead of integrating the school. The closing of the school forced McQueen to seek other means to finish her senior year of high school. 54 years later, Charlottesville City Schools awarded McQueen with her high school diploma on May 25, 2013.
McQueen went on to receive a bachelor's degree in childhood education from the now Hampton University and a master's degree in education from Trinity College in Washington, D.C.
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- Web. Charlottesville awards diploma 54 years after Massive Resistance, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, 25 May 2013, retrieved 28 February 2014.
- Web. Olivia Ferguson McQueen, Strong Men and Women in Virginia History, retrieved 28 February 2014.