Eugene Marsh was spit on regularly and was called the N-word on a daily basis.
Times were tough, to say the least, for Marsh, one of four black students who integrated Lancaster High School in 1965.
That was when integration was voluntary, and Marsh said it was easy for him to tell he wasn’t wanted at Lancaster High.
Marsh’s life started out as a foster child on East Dunlap Street in Lancaster. He graduated high school in 1967 in what he recalls as a segregated and racist town.
Opportunities weren’t simply handed to him.