Education: The Hidden Ones

During his first year at Phillips Exeter Academy, there were times when Nathaniel LaMar of Atlanta, Ga. thought he would never make it. The son of a widowed schoolteacher, he had gone to a Negro elementary school that left him unprepared for the stiff competition at Exeter. Had it not been for an organization called the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, he would never have bothered to apply for Exeter at all. But young LaMar gradually found his bearings. Eventually he i) was elected senior class poet at Exeter, 2) graduated...