On Saturday, October 17th, at Black River Technical College there was an event held to honor those who were part of the 1965 public school integration.
Grif Stockley presented quotes from those who were students and their parents to express remembrance of the integration. The students who were a part of the integration and that were present on Saturday were presented with “Keys to The School” which were inscribed with a medallion signifying the integration and the year. Each student was also recognized by the Eddie Mae Herron Center and received a copy of the proclamation in recognition of the event signed by judge David Jansen.
At the program guest had the opportunity to view things such as poster boards, newspaper clippings, and pictures to tell the story of integration. At the end of the program George Ann Ridgel King presented a response and Pat Johnson gave thanks and acknowledgement for those who helped with the event and the museum.