Jasper Paul Revere attended the University of Kansas from 1955 to 1959. He overcame many difficult situations to graduate with an engineering degree. Jasper talks about not giving up in the four-minute conversation.
The year 1955 was a challenging time for an African-American trying to attend a white university. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down the Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education decision. This ruling stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” and ended racial segregation of the public schools. Lawrence, Kansas is 27 miles from Topeka, Kansas.