Letters, Paul Y. Burns, Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations, and Dr. Edward C. Crafts, Director of the U.S. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation

Letters, Paul Y. Burns, Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations, and Dr. Edward C. Crafts, Director of the U.S. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation

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Creator:Burns, Paul Y.
Creator:Crafts, Edward C.
Title:Letters, Paul Y. Burns, Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations, and Dr. Edward C. Crafts, Director of the U.S. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation
Date:1966
Description:

In February 1964, the Supreme Court overturned a Louisiana law requiring segregation of public park facilities. In May of that year, U.S. District Judge E. Gordon West ordered the integration of the Recreation and Parks Commission facilities, which included the public pools. The commission decided to fill in the pool at City Park instead. In 1966, the other public pools in the city were still closed, as Burns writes. The Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations was established in 1965 to foster community awareness of racial discriminatory practices and policies. To ensure compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Council monitored local restaurants, public parks, doctors' offices, and other community facilities, such as public parks.

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Types:Letters (correspondence)
Subjects:Baton Rouge (La.). Recreation and Park Commission | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Louisiana--Race relations | Public welfare--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Discrimination in public accommodations--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Recreation areas--Public use--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Swimming pools--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Baton Rouge (La.) | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)
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Institution:Louisiana State University Library Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections Dept. | LSU Special Collections Online (LSU Libraries)
Online Publisher:Baton Rouge, La. : LOUISiana Digital Library | 2006
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Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations Records, Mss. 4813, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Manuscript Collection

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