Louise Davis Stone was the first black woman ever to attend prep school in Maine
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Louise Davis Stone was the first black woman ever to attend prep school in Maine, winning a scholarship to Fryeburg Academy in 1947. Davis's parents, both faculty members from the Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia, feared that their daughter might never get an equal education in the separate, all-black schools, and consented to her attending Fryeburg. Davis went on to graduate from Colby College, and achieved a successful career in writing, editing, and journalism. Her husband is Chuck Stone, 79, a journalism professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, and once a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. With a related profile of Louise Stone's son, 47-year-old Chuck Stone III, director of the films "Paid in Full," Drum Line" and "Mr. 3000."
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Scott, Timothy G., "Louise Davis Stone was the first black woman ever to attend prep school in Maine" (2004). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 601.
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