First black applicant to Missouri State University, Mrs. Mary Price Wells

*We don’t mean to mislead you with the headline because you may think that Missouri State University is just getting their first black student, but nothing could be further from the truth.

No, we mean they just didn’t accept the first black student that applied to their school.  THE VERY FIRST ONE.  The student that applied to the school in 1950!

But now they’re trying to right the wrongs of the school’s past. The school has decided to present Mrs. Mary Price Wells with an honorary degree because she was never allowed to attend the school. (more…)