Louisiana High School Desegregation Cases

Louisiana Parishes and School Boards have had to deal with school desegregation cases since 1952, when John Hall submitted a case against the St. Helena Parish School board. This case was finally closed this past March 2018, when St. Helena Parish School board achieved its “unitary status”. We have a “Parish Desegregation Status Matrix” from Tulane University’s Cowen Institute For Public Education Initiatives which shows the status of the cases in August 2010. We also have information on a few parishes who have achieved the goal of “unitary status” since the Matrix was built.  The court cases are the beginning of the end for most of the African American High Schools in Louisiana.  The desegregation case section can be found in the HISTORY section of the SIGNIFICANT NOTES.


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