Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Resource 


Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, 1924 – 1995: She was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma where Jim Crow Laws were rigorously followed. She was a great student and dreamed of being a lawyer. As a leading activist, attorney and educator, Mrs. Fisher made an impact everywhere she went. She laid the foundation for the Brown vs. The Board of Education. Although she attended Langston University, she sought admission to the University of Oklahoma’s Law School but was denied because of her race. After filing a lawsuit and fighting for three years, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher became the first African American woman admitted to an all white school in the South, in 1949.