In 2002, four students at Uniontown High School developed an exhibit on Corinthian Nutter. Miss Nutter was a teacher at an African-American school in the late 1940s, in the Mission school district. This district is a suburb of Kansas City on the Kansas side. Miss Nutter took her class and walked out of school, after finding out the local white school had received huge funding, leaving her school out of the financial picture, again. Her action, prior to the Brown decision, led to a court ruling which was in its own way, a landmark case. Jessica Schwalm, Jessica Shelton, Lacey George and Andrea Wynn researched this subject for their National History Day project, then became close friends with Corinthian Nutter. Miss Nutter even invited them to stay the summer with her.
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Corinthian Nutter passed away in February of 2004, at age 97. She was an African-American teacher in Kansas City, who bravely stood up for equality in the schools in 1948. She was a forerunner of Brown v. Board of Education.
Jessica Shelton (student manager), Lacey George (student member), and Andrea Wynn (student member) and Jessica Schwalm, completed an exhibit project last year on the life of Corinthian, which placed 5th in America at the national competition. The exhibit was entitled, “If Not For Miss Nutter.” The students visited Miss Nutter on a number of occasions and became good friends with her. We recognize the passing of this giant, who changed the world.