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Desegregation: A Dream Delayed

Desegregation: A Dream Delayed

Award-winning journalists John Camp and Bob Courtney examine the 45-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish desegregation lawsuit in this documentary. Since the original desegregation lawsuit was filed in 1956 on behalf of 37 North Baton Rouge students, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has spent millions of dollars in court costs, gone through seven superintendents and the case has been handled by numerous federal judges, most notably Federal Judge John Parker, who quit the case recently after 22 years. It is the longest running school desegregation suit in America.


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