Diane Hardy Thompson

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: retired schoolteacher and iconic civil rights pioneer who was one of three black women who integrated the former Mississippi College for Women in 1966, but who finally got her degree from Mississippi University for Women in 1996 just 30 years after the school was integrated.

 

 

Cause of Death: Adverse reaction to chemotherapy treatment she was receiving for bone cancer

 

Born: July 21, 1948

 

Died: February 4, 2013

 

Location: Augusta, Georgia