Evelyn Cannon

Oral History Project

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Evelyn Cannon

Class of 1974

"We really needed each other to be able to get through."
The Honorable Evelyn Cannon tells about the companionship of the three black women in her Law School class and how they helped each other through their first year.
 

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Class of 1974

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    "We were supposed to read five or six pages. And my reaction was, 'I thought they said that Law School was hard.'"