Irwin Holmes completes the circle at NC State

Originally Published: February 28, 2007
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

In 1955, three black undergraduate students sued for and won the right to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Frasier v. the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina. The decision applied to the entire Consolidated University of North Carolina school system and meant that African-Americans now had the legal right to attend universities previously closed to them.

That gave Irwin Holmes the right to go to North Carolina State University; and in 1956, he ...

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