John Lewis Brandon

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: civil rights pioneer and the second surviving of three men who successfully challenged racial segregation as undergraduates at North Carolina's flagship university who along with LeRoy Frasier (d. 2017) and his brother Ralph were students at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina when all three applied to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1955, and they were rejected until a federal court judge ordered their admission, but the school has taken steps to make amends by inviting them to speak and naming scholarships after them in the decades since.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: May 26, 1937

 

Died: January 23, 2018

 

Location: Houston, Texas