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On This Date in Legal History

On June 5, 1950, the United States Supreme Court handed down two decisions that dealt with racial segregation in higher learning institutions. In McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education et al, George McLaurin, an African American student, alleged … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 8, 1971, the United States Supreme Court decided Griggs v. Duke Power Co. The question presented was– could Duke Power require a potential employee to either have a high school education or pass an intelligence test, when neither criteria correlated … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 23, 2003, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Grutter v. Bollinger. Barbara Grutter was a white, female, resident from Michigan. She sued the University of Michigan Law School after she was rejected. She claimed that the … Continue reading

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The 1967 Right to Marry Case

In 1958 Mildred Jeter, part Black and part Native American, and Richard Loving, a white man, married in Washington, D.C. Afterwards, they returned to Virginia where they planned to settle down. According to state law at the time, interracial marriages … Continue reading

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Mary Church Terrell

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 … Continue reading

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