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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New University of Okla. College of Law

New U. of Okla. College of Law hall of fame's first 4 inductees include first black graduate

Four chosen to OU law college hall of fame

By Associated Press
Published: 10/5/2011  10:30 AM            
NORMAN — The first black to attend and to graduate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law is among the first four lawyers chosen for induction into OU's newly created hall of fame.

The late Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher will be inducted into the Order of the Owl with former American Bar Association President William Paul and OU College of Law Board of Visitors co-chairmen W. DeVier Pierson and William Ross.

The university said Wednesday that the induction ceremony will be Nov. 8. 2011

Fisher was denied admission at OU in 1946 because of a state law prohibiting blacks and whites from attending classes together. She was eventually admitted after a legal challenge that reached the U.S. Supreme Court and graduated in 1951.    She died in 1995.

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