Historical Heroes: George McLaurin

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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 far from the whites.

But his name remains on the honour roll as one of the three best students of the university.

These are his words:
"Some colleagues would look at me like I was an animal, no one would give me a word, the teachers seemed like they were not even there for me, nor did they always take my questions when I asked.

"But I devoted myself so much that afterwards, they began to look for me to give them explanations and to clear their questions."

On the negative words, the offences, and the prejudices that people play against you, you are the one who chooses if they will turn into an impulse to fly, or will transform them as barriers to give up.