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Education | Desegregation

Stout v. Jefferson

On August 26, 2016, LDF, on behalf of the plaintiff class of Black students in an ongoing school desegregation case, filed an objection in federal court to the city of Gardendale, Alabama’s secession from the Jefferson County School District in order to form a separate predominately white school...More

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Education | Desegregation

Thomas v. School Board St. Martin Parish

On June 24, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of LDF’s clients, African-American students in the St. Martin Parish school system.


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Education | Desegregation

Little Rock School District v. Lorene Joshua

This long-standing school desegregation case addresses key educational equity issues, including ...More

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Education | Desegregation

Landmark: Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 1954 marks a defining moment in the history of the United States.  On that day, the Supreme Court declared  the doctrine of  “separate but equal” unconstitutional and handed LDF  the most celebrated victory in its storied history.

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