ERIC Number: ED091474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
The Richmond School Decision: Complete Text of Bradley vs. School Board of Richmond. Ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr., January 5 and 10, 1972.
Integrated Education Associates, Evanston, IL.
The hearings on the issues before the Court in this school desegregation case encompassed weeks of trial. The primary defendants in the instant issue were members of the Virginia State Board of Education; the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; and the members of the respective school boards and boards of supervisors of Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, both of which adjoin the City of Richmond, Virginia; and the School Board and City Council of the City of Richmond. On March 10, 1970, the plaintiffs filed a motion for further relief, based on the mandates of our appellate courts requiring school boards to put into effect school plans which would promptly and realistically convert public school systems into ones which were unitary, non-racial systems, removing all vestiges of racial segregation. The Court, on April 1, 1970, entered a formal order mandatorily enjoining the defendants to disestablish the existing dual system of schools and to replace same with a unitary system, the components of which are not identifiable as either "white" or "Negro" schools. The hearing on all proposed plans and exceptions thereto was commenced on June 19, 1970, and concluded on June 26, 1970, at which time the Court advised the defendant school board that its proposed Health Education Welfare plan was not acceptable. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Federal Courts, Integration Readiness, Law Enforcement, Public Schools, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, School Districts, Southern Schools, Suburban Schools, Urban Education
Integrated Education Associates, 343 S. Dearborn, Chicago, Ill. 60604 ($5.40)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Integrated Education Associates, Evanston, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia