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Ozell Sutton honored for role in 1963 desegregation

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A pioneer journalist was honored Saturday.

Ozell Sutton was the first black newspaper reporter to work for a white-owned newspaper in Arkansas.

Saturday, he was honored for his role in the desegregation of downtown Little Rock businesses in 1963. 

The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce partnered for the third annual Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Commemoration to celebrate the 50th anniversary of downtown desegregation in the city.

The event is part of the Chamber's 31st annual Minority Enterprise Development Week.