Education: Ada's Day in Court

In a front row of the U.S. Supreme Court last week sat Ada Lois Sipuel, a shy and slender Negro girl, watching the justices. One by one they leaned forward to ask questions; and usually their questions were phrased to badger the attorneys for the State of Oklahoma. They were all talking about Ada.

Ada, who is 23 and the daughter of an Oklahoma clergyman, had applied for admission to the University of Oklahoma law school two years ago. University officials conceded that her application was in order, but refused it—even though there is no other law school in the state...

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