Josephine Boyd Bradley, a professor of African-American studies at Clark Atlanta University, will be presented with the key to the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, at a ceremony later this month.

In 1957 Bradley was the first black student to integrate Greensboro High School, which was closer to her home than the all-black high school. She was subjected to racial slurs, had eggs dropped on her from second-story windows, and was given the silent treatment by most of her classmates. Bradley graduated in June 1958. It would be six years before another black student would enter the high school.

Bradley went on to college and wrote her Ph.D. dissertation at Emory University on her experiences at Greensboro High School. 

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