PHOTO GALLERY: Photos from then and now show how Columbia's black community has changed over time

July 13, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Growing up together in Columbia's tight-knit black community of the 1950s and '60s, some of the first students to integrate Columbia Public Schools continue to nurture their deep-rooted connection to each other. Their experiences tell a story of how race and community in Columbia have — and haven't — changed over time.

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