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Jackie Peeples was just a child at the time, but she played a crucial role in the Civil Rights movement regarding school segregation. In the 1973 case of Brown v Dade Christian School, it was ruled that schools could not segregate due to religious belief. Jackie and her younger sister were exposed to the scrutiny of the media and the young girls exhibited grace and poise under pressure. Jackie later attended Lincoln University in the early 1980s and returned to LU to finish her degree in nursing in 1999. She resides in Jefferson City. Of her landmark court case, Jackie stated,” I hope that the young people realize the struggle that we had to go through so that they would have the opportunities available to them now.”
Lincoln University Archives
Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln University of Missouri alumni, Lincoln University women
Schleer, Mark and Bryant, Ithaca, "Legendary Ladies of Lincoln: Jackie Peeples" (2019). Legendary Ladies of Lincoln. 20.