Desegregation of SLIOn September 15, 1953, Clara Dell Constantine, Martha Jane Conway, Charles Vincent Singleton, and Shirley Taylor attempted to enroll at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. They were denied, due to their race. On their behalf, attorneys Thurgood Marshall, a future appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, and civil rights pioneer A.P. Tureaud filed a class action complaint in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on January 4, 1954, seeking admission to the all-white school.
|Placed By||Alumni Association, University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 594262 N 3342802|
|Decimal Degrees||30.21308333, -92.02058333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 12.785', W 92° 1.235'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 12' 47.10" N, 92° 1' 14.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110-114 Rex St, Lafayette LA 70503, US|
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