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Penick vs. Board of Education

Penick vs. Board of Education, the landmark court case that led to the desegregation of the Columbus Public Schools in 1977, with Clarence Lumpkin, a plaintiff in the case, Sam Porter, an attorney for Board of Education in the case, 10TV News Anchor Jerry Revish, and author/filmmaker Gregory Jacobs. Related Items:

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