On This Date in Legal History

Mary Church Terrell was an African-American civil rights activist. She fought to desegregate Washington D.C. In 1949, she and others visited a segregated popular restaurant, John R. Thompson Co., Inc.  The restaurant refused to serve those who weren’t white. A lawsuit ensued that eventually reached the United States Supreme Court.

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell

On June 8, 1953, the Court held that the restaurant’s refusal to serve a patron based solely on his or her race was illegal in D.C. Read the decision at https://goo.gl/qfXwkW and about Mary Church Terrell at https://goo.gl/gCIiV6.

About Tina Nelson
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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