Terence McLaughlin, FSC '44

Terence McLaughlin, FSC ’44

With more than 42,000 alumni, you might be surprised where, and how often, you’ll run into a Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota graduate. Many of them the university calls “alumni in action” — alumni who are living the Saint Mary’s mission of service and leadership, transforming others’ lives and making a positive difference in their communities and beyond.

Civil rights leader, high school administrator, teacher, coach, athletic director, college administrator and professor
Hometown: Duluth, Minn.
Major: Social Sciences

Brother Terence was responsible for integrating the first school, public or private, in Memphis, Tenn., in 1963. Against the advice of religious authorities before the Civil Rights Movement took hold, and challenged by the traditions and laws of the South, Christian Brothers High School was the only high school in all of Shelby County to accept African-American students.

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