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  • Filmmaker's documentary tells story of groundbreaking church-state suit

    Vashti McCollum, a young Champaign, Ill., mother filed a lawsuit against the Champaign board of education in 1945 that ultimately resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision three years later in her favor.

    Vashti McCollum, a young Champaign, Ill., mother filed a lawsuit against the Champaign board of education in 1945 that ultimately resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision three years later in her favor.

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