In this Thursday, July 2, 2015 photo, Pearl Thompson, 92, is all smiles after she received a Wake County library card at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh, N.C.. Pearl Thompson was a ... more 
In this Thursday, July 2, 2015 photo, Pearl Thompson, 92, is all smiles after she received a Wake County library card at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh, N.C.. Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she was told she couldn’t check out a book from Raleigh’s public library because she was black. Seventy-three years later, Thompson finally has her library card. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT less 
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Tue, Jul 7, 2015 7:24 PM EDT