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The following year, in 1958, Gov. Orval E. Faubus of Arkansas took the extraordinary step of moving to close all of Little Rock’s high schools to slow integration — forcing some of the nine to finish school elsewhere.
Boyd, then 18, had only recently returned from going to a finishing school and making her formal society debut when her hometown of Martinsburg was captured by Union forces, writes Karen Abbott for The New York Times.
Jeter was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her senior year of college at Spelman College in Atlanta, and underwent chemo treatment while finishing school to graduate in 2001.
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FINISHING SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of finishing school for English Language Learners
: a private school where girls from wealthy families are taught proper behavior and manners
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