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With All Due Speed" Brown v. Board of Education and White Resistance in Northwest Louisiana hosted by the NWLA Archives

With All Due Speed" Brown v. Board of Education and White Resistance in Northwest Louisiana hosted by the NWLA Archives

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (KS) was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954 wherein the Court ruled that state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools were unconstitutional. The Court’s decision stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” and therefore violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, effectively striking down Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), known as the “separate but equal” doctrine. The original decision, however, did not spell out a method for ending racial segregation in schools. The Court’s second decision in Brown II (1955) ordered states to desegregate “with all deliberate speed.” The white backlash in northwest Louisiana was immediate, sometimes subtle but often overt. In this small exhibit, letters, news articles, photographs, school board publications, and oral histories in Northwest Louisiana Archives at LSUS document local reaction to the Court’s mandate to desegregate “with all deliberate speed”.

Date:
Friday, October 15, 2021 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Display - 3rd Floor
Campus:
LSU Shreveport
Audience:
  Faculty     Freshmen     Graduate Students     Undergraduate Students  
Categories:
  Exhibits  

Event Organizer

Sarah Mazur

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