Ronald Walton, R T Coles, 1949-1953

R T Coles High School.

Ronald Walton attended RT Coles form 1949-1953.

Black students from surrounding areas could not attend white schools and were bused from suburban districts such as St. Joseph, Lee Summit, Independence, and other areas within approximately 30 to 50 miles of Kansas City.

Many stayed with relatives or other black families so that they would not have to endure the long rides to and from R T Coles.