Oct. 29, 1969: Supreme Court Rules Schools Must Desegregate

On this anniversary of the Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education Supreme Court ruling on desegregation on Oct. 29, 1969, we remember the vital work of Charles Hamilton Houston who paved the way for many of the legal victories of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Supreme Court ruled that schools in the U.S. had to desegregate “immediately,” instead of the previous ruling of “with all deliberate speed.”

Read more at Zinn Education Project.

Also, more on the life of Houston on his AWTT portrait page

AWTT portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston