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Title "Briggs v. Elliott"
Date May 17, 2016
Author W. Marvin Dulaney
Author Institution University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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Abstract Originally a lawsuit filed by twenty African American parents in Clarendon County for equal educational opportunities for their children, Briggs v. Elliott was the first case in the twentieth century to challenge the constitutionality of racially segregated schools. The case carries the names of the lead plaintiff, Harry Briggs, who had five children in the school district, and Roderick W. Elliott, chairman of School District 22.
Source South Carolina Encyclopedia

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