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Concord's 1st black student honored during homecoming, Billy Owens broke color barrier in 1954
Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, October 6, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
It's been nearly six decades since Billy Owens broke the color barrier at Concord University.
Owens enrolled at the school, then called Concord College, in 1954 after serving in the Air Force.
He tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that his classmates were polite and he never heard any negative words.
Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com