WUNC Interviews Dean Craig-Taylor

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Empowering Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Meet Phyliss Craig-Taylor

By Laura Pellicer & Frank Stasio • Feb 20, 2017

Dean Craig-Taylor and Mother

Phyliss Craig-Taylor was part of the first wave of black students to integrate public schools in Alabama. She started attending an integrated school in third grade, and it was a challenging and formative experience. White children taunted her and threw projectiles at her, and she collected each item in a cigar box. These objects later served as evidence in a lawsuit to push for stronger integration of public schools.

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