High School Graduate from Cleveland, Ms., Jasmine Shepard made history by being the first African- American to become the valedictorian in 110 years at her school. But the school administration stepped in and forced Jasmine to have a co- valedictorian with a lower GPA with a white studnet . Mrs. Shepard is suing the North District of Mississippi of monetary damages and for Jasmine to be named the “sole valedictorian.”
But Shepard’s mother, Sherry Shepard, stepped up and decided to file a lawsuit in the North District of Mississippi. In the lawsuit, Shepard noted that the Cleveland School District has a history of racial discrimination.