In Memoriam: Janette Hoston Harris, 1939-2018


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Janette Hoston Harris, who was expelled from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for her civil rights activism, passed away on November 2 at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 79 years old. In 1960, Dr. Harris was one of six Southern University students arrested for attempting to desegregate an all-White lunch counter. As a result of this, the governor of Louisiana ordered the expulsion of all six students from the university and prohibited them from attending any college in the state. Dr. Harris left Louisiana and attended Central State University in Ohio. While there, her case c...