50 years later: A look back at Sumter’s first year of desegregation with 3 Black students who went on to become community leaders

BY BRUCE MILLS
bruce@theitem.com
Posted 2/27/21

The year was 1970, and music records, bell bottoms and platform shoes were big, but also there were big changes taking place in Sumter, South Carolina, with full integration in the city's school district.

The landmark Brown v. Board of Education …

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