Spring Edition, Volume 3, Issue 1: Yesterday: Emma Freeman's Story

In 1947, Emma Lou Freeman sued the Oklahoma City School Board because her salary was less than that of her white counterparts. Her lawsuit requested the courts to order the Oklahoma City School Board of Education to equalize its pay scale. Roscoe Dunjee, the legendary newspaper publisher of the Black Dispatch and one of Oklahoma’s most prominent civil right leaders, who spearheaded many state and national landmark cases that swept the country supported Freeman.

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