A sign at Paducah Community College that reads: "Paducah Community College - Founded at 707 Broadway in 1932, this is the oldest non - denominational two - year college in Kentucky. Originally private, Paducah Junior College was a municipal institution between the years 1936 - 1968. Between 1949 - 53, the college became the focal point of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organization's successful efforts to integrate higher education, Since 1968, the school has been part of Community College System of the University of Kentucky"
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