UNC desegregation pioneer John Lewis Brandon dies at age 80

Two of the three men who successfully challenged racial segregation as undergraduates at North Carolina’s flagship university have now died in less than a month. John Lewis Brandon, 80, died Tuesday at a hospital outside Houston of complications from cancer. The three applied to UNC in 1955. They were rejected until a federal court judge ordered their admission.

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