A local high school gave valedictorian honors to a woman who graduated in 1936.
Fannetta Nelson passed away three years ago, but her family said she was robbed of the high school honor because she was African-American.
Nelson was on track to become the valedictorian of Westinghouse High School in 1936. But her family said there was a problem. Nelson's older sister, Sophia, had just received that award the previous year and the principal, they claimed, vowed not to let another black student have top honors.
Sophia said a music teacher from Westinghouse admitted to their family years later that the principal asked him to lower Nelson's grades to prevent her from being honored as a valedictorian.
Read the whole article: http://www.wtae.com/high-school-playbook/27470636/detail.html
How wonderful is that? It's not often that we get to see ANY organization admit to these kind of wrongs or do what they can to right them... So when we do I like to share.Answer Question
Answer by pregoagain2010 at 12:29 PM on Apr. 8, 2011
That's awesome! I'm glad Fenetta finally got her much-deserved award!
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