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Thurgood Marshall W/Ada Lois Sipuel

Mrs. Ada Lois Sipuel, a Negro, is shown applying for admission to the Univ. of Oklahoma School of Law, after a long legal struggle culminating in a U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the school to accept her. Reading the transcript of her record at Langston University is J.E. Fellows of the univ. office of admission and records. In rear are D.H. Williams of the Oklahoma AACP; Thurgood Marshall, NY attorney for NAACP; and Amos Hall, State Representative from Tulsa. (ORIGINAL CAPTION)

21 Jan 1948, Norman, Oklahoma, USA — Original caption: 1/21/1948-Norman, OK: Mrs. Ada Lois Sipuel, a Negro, is shown applying for admission to the Univ. of Oklahoma School of Law, after a long legal struggle culminating in a U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the school to accept her. Reading the transcript of her record at Langston University is J.E. Fellows of the univ. office of admission and records. In rear are D.H. Williams of the Oklahoma AACP; Thurgood Marshall, NY attorney for NAACP; and Amos Hall, State Representative from Tulsa. (ORIGINAL CAPTION)