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Louis L. Redding, left, of Wilmington, Del., and Thurgood Marshall, general counsel for NAACP, conferring at the Supreme Court, during a recess in the court's hearing on racial integration in the public schools

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Title:Louis L. Redding, left, of Wilmington, Del., and Thurgood Marshall, general counsel for NAACP, conferring at the Supreme Court, during a recess in the court's hearing on racial integration in the public schools
Date:1955
Description:

In 1929 Louis L. Redding, a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, became the first African American attorney in Delaware--the only one for more than twenty years. He devoted his practice to civil rights law and served as the counsel for the NAACP Delaware branch. In 1949 Redding won the landmark Parker case, which resulted in the desegregation of the University of Delaware. In 1951, Redding and Greenberg tried two cases in Delaware's Chancery Court: Bulah v. Gebhart and Belton v. Gebhart, which respectively concerned elementary school and high school. On April 1, 1952, Judge Collins Seitz ordered the immediate admission of black students to Delaware's white public schools, but the local state-run-school board appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Types:Group portraits | Photographic prints | Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 | Redding, Louis L. | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | United States. Supreme Court | Segregation in education--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | School integration--United States | African American lawyers--United States | Washington (D.C.)
Collection:With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress | "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress | 2005/2006
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Forms part of: Visual Materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records.

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Exhibited: With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty Years, Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005-2006.

Persistent Link to Item:http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c17797