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This day in history — April 29, 1963 — United States Supreme Court Outlaws Segregated Courtroom Seating

In April 1962, Ford T. Johnson, Jr. appeared in a Richmond, Virginia, city traffic court and was convicted of contempt because he refused to sit in the segregated courtroom’s “Negro” section. Mr. Johnson was unaware of the segregated seating and … Continue reading

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