The first African-American graduate from Bellarmine College Preparatory graduated before:
The first African-American, Dr. Ralph Bunche, won the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize.
Chuck Cooper, Nathaniel Clifton and Earl Lloyd broke the barriers into the NBA in1950.
Ralph Ellison published the novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in
The 1954 Brown vs The Board of Education court case.
The Desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces in 1954.
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, which started the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The Little Rock Nine event of 1957.
The momentous MLK Jr “I Have a Dream Speech” of 1963, among other notable events.
It's with this, that the historical event that took place at this school makes for a great teaching tool.