Ronald McNair

Ronald McNair

In 1959, police were called to a segregated library in South Carolina when a 9-year-old black boy named Ronald McNair refused to leave. He later got a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT and died in 1986, one of the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Challenger. The library that refused to lend him books is now named after him.

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