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Post by aggierattler on Apr 10, 2020 0:44:27 GMT -5
Interesting reading on South Carolina State's lost Law School...
Turning the Tide of Segregation: The Legacy of the Law School at South Carolina State College
by Alfred D. Moore III Filed in Features on September 7, 2017
Formed in 1947 to extend segregated educational facilities, the Law School at South Carolina State College (known as “State College”), a Black college located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, produced a generation of attorneys whose efforts assisted in dismantling the racist system that spawned its creation. The institution was conceived in 1946 when John Wrighten, a World War II veteran and graduate of State College, applied to the University of South Carolina School of Law and was denied admission based on his race.
Represented by Thurgood Marshall and other members of the NAACP’s Legal Counsel which sought to integrate segregated educational institutions, he sued the university. Judge J. Waring Waites, the federal judge who presided over the case, gave the University of South Carolina and the state three options:
OPTION 1: To admit John Wrighten to the university. OPTION 2: To discontinue operation of its law school. OPTION 3: To establish a “separate, but equal” law school for the plaintiff and Blacks in the state.
The state and the university selected the third option...