Lothaire Scott Green didn't get a chance to walk across the stage and pick up her master's degree in elementary education at the University of Arkansas' commencement ceremony in 1951. Jim Crow segregation laws prevented her from attending. Instead, she unceremoniously received the long-awaited diploma in the U.S. mail. So in 2011 her daughter wrote the school's Chancellor to tell him the story. What happened next is the subject of this piece.

This piece ran in the AARP Bulletin Today on May 16, 2011 (aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-05-2011/arkansas-university-honors-past-graduate.html)

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