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Mel Campbell, Football

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  • Mel Campbell, Football

    This is the fourth article in a series of articles celebrating Black History Month:

    "Mel Campbell’s journey to the top of the corporate world was punctuated by a few key moments, including a decision to play football at UNI. But it all started in the 1960s in rural, segregated South Carolina.

    When he walked into his sixth-grade class, Campbell stepped into a world that was at the same time familiar and very foreign. He was in the same town he grew up in for his entire life, but he looked at his classmates and not a single face looked like his own.

    The schools in Walterboro, South Carolina, remained segregated until a lawsuit forced the county to end the practice in the late 1960s. In the first year of desegregation, Campbell was one of nine students attended previously white-only schools."

    Entire read:
    "Well, that escalated quickly."