Sad story of MacNolia Cox, whose historic National Spelling Bee journey in 1936 was marred by racism

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR  This month, 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde made history when she became the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition since its inception in 1925. Until Zaila’s history-making feat, Jamaica’s Jody-Anne Maxwell was the only Black contestant…