Below is the heartwarming story of George McLaren, the first black man to be accepted into the University of Oklahoma (OU) and forced to sit in a corner by his white friends.
The First African-American Black Student at the University of Oklahoma, Among White Students. Photos
George W. McLaurin (September 16, 1887 – September 4, 1968) was an American educator and the University of Oklahoma's first African-American student. McLaurin was a retired professor in Oklahoma City with a master's degree from the University of Kansas.  He taught at Langston University, a historically black college, before retiring.