American apartheid

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Title:American apartheid

Companion Web site for the Louisiana Public Broadcasting documentary that examines the 45-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish desegregation lawsuit. Since the original desegregation lawsuit was filed in 1956 on behalf of 37 North Baton Rouge students, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has spent millions of dollars in court costs, gone through seven superintendents and the case has been handled by numerous federal judges, most notably Federal Judge John Parker, who quit the case recently after 22 years. It is the longest running school desegregation suit in America. The site includes a timeline, list of participants, a chat transcript, resources, and credits.

Types:Web sites
Subjects:School integration--Louisiana--East Baton Rouge Parish | Segregation in education--Louisiana--East Baton Rouge Parish | Segregation in education--Law and legislation--Louisiana--East Baton Rouge Parish--History--20th century | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--Louisiana--East Baton Rouge Parish | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--East Baton Rouge Parish | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)--Race relations | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)--Trials, litigation, etc. | United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, 30.5382396, -91.0956166
Institution:Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Contributors:Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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