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Carl T. Rowan, left, of the Minneapolis Tribune, receives an award for his contribution to the field of educational journalism from Leonard Buder at a luncheon at the Statler Hotel in New York, June 28, 1953. Rowan was cited for his series of articles on "Jim Crow Schools on Trial." The series was acclaimed by judges as an "outstanding achievement in presenting a timely and comprehensive study of one of the most critical educational problems of our time." Buder is president of the Education Writers Association. (AP Photo)

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FILE - Christopher McNair, center left, and Maxine McNair, right, parents of Denise McNair, one of four African American girls who died in a church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 15, hold a news conference at a hotel, Sept. 20, 1963, in New York. Maxine McNair, the last living parent of any of the children killed in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. She was 93. (AP Photo/File)

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After it was removed from Western Kentucky University, a historical marker noting Bowling Green as the former state capital of the Confederacy…