On This Date in Legal History

On October 29, 1969, the United States Supreme Court decided Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education.

An integrated classroom at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. in 1957. Courtesy of the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division

A classroom at Anacostia H.S. in Washington, D.C. in 1957. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division

The Court held that schools must desegregate immediately. The opinion states–“No person is to be effectively excluded from any school because of race or color.”

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Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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