"Somebody Had To Do It"
a children's retrospective on the process of U.S. school desegregation
The Jonathan Jasper Wright Institute at Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina
"The grown-ups have said we must be brave, that only the children can save the country now." Eloise Greenfield




Who and where are the "desegregation pioneers"?
Who were the first students who "sacrificed their youth" on the frontline of social change?

How can their stories of courage be relevant to students today facing other kinds of systemic injustice?
Overview
A multi-disciplinary study to identify, locate, and acknowledge African American "First Children" who desegregated America's schools.