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George McLaurin, the first black man admitted to the University of Oklahoma in 1948, was forced to sit in a corner away from his white comrades. But his name remains on the honor roll as one of the university’s top three students.
These are his words: “Some colleagues looked at me like I was an animal, no one gave me a word, the teachers didn’t even seem to be there for me, and they didn’t always take my questions when I asked them. I devoted myself so much that afterwards they started looking for me to explain and clarify their questions. “
Like what, regardless of the obstacles, the barriers, if we are determined to succeed, we always succeed.
For decades, when people built themselves new homes in Ghana’s capital, Accra, you could b…