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A system of junior colleges serving African-American students was established by the state in 1949

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Date Issued:
1966
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A system of junior colleges serving African-American students was established by the state in 1949. In Broward County, JCBC offered courses for its African-American students at a branch campus of Dillard High School, which opened in August of 1961. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandated desegregation of all publicly supported educational institutions. By the 1966-1967 school year, the "Magnificent 12" black junior colleges in Florida had ceased operations or had folded into formerly all-white junior colleges.
Title: A system of junior colleges serving African-American students was established by the state in 1949.
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Name(s): Thuma, Cynthia, creator
Type of Resource: still image
Genre: Black-and-white Photographs
Photographs
Date Issued: 1966
Physical Form: photograph
Extent: 10 x 8 in.
Language(s): English
Abstract: A system of junior colleges serving African-American students was established by the state in 1949. In Broward County, JCBC offered courses for its African-American students at a branch campus of Dillard High School, which opened in August of 1961. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandated desegregation of all publicly supported educational institutions. By the 1966-1967 school year, the "Magnificent 12" black junior colleges in Florida had ceased operations or had folded into formerly all-white junior colleges.
Identifier: BC306 (IID), 29B (CTIID)
Description: A student is shown receiving his diploma.
Myron R. Blee, college president.
Note(s): Abstract based on Cynthia Thuma's Broward Community College (2002).
Subject(s): Broward Community College -- Pictorial works
Community colleges -- Florida -- Broward County
College presidents
Commencement ceremonies
Magnificent Twelve
African American universities and colleges
Blee, Myron R. (Myron Roy), 1917-2007
1949
1967
Civil rights
Dillard High School
Broward Community College
Broward Junior College
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