Corinthian Clay Nutter

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Portrait of Corinthian Clay Nutter circa 1940. Born in Texas, Nutter moved to Kansas City at age 16 and worked as a pianist and organist. After receiving degrees from Western University in Quinaro and Emporia State University, she worked as a teacher at Walker Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas and testified before the Kansas Supreme Court in Webb v. School District No. 90 in 1949, a case which resulted in the integration of a new school building. Originally from a scrapbook, the photograph included captions which read "Born and raised in Texas" and "The only way out was through education."

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Digital Object Identifier: 
JCM2014-34-137 a1
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