Atlanta Schools desegregation lawsuit records
Scope and Content
This collection contains evidence presented by the plaintiffs (including statistics of some of the county school districts brought to trial), photocopied court documents, photocopied newspaper clippings, and a summary of the lawsuit by legal assistant to the case.
- 1971-1980, undated
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
In the U.S. District Court (Northern District of Georgia) case Number 16708, Armour v. Nix (1978), the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia argued on behalf of twenty-four black parents to create a federation of eleven metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, school districts in order to implement a more effective plan of desegregation in the school systems. The plaintiffs contend the State zoned properties into "residential apartheid" by setting deliberate housing patterns based on race, thereby affecting the enrollment of school districts and that several school boards were actively practicing segregation. The most recognized part of their plan involved cross district busing. The three panel district court ruled in favor of the defendants by stating that their remedy did not fit the violations, and that the decisions made by the defendants were not motivated by an intent to discriminate. Additional historical information about the Atlanta Schools desegregation lawsuit has not been determined.
0.25 linear ft. (one half document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Atlanta Schools desegregation lawsuit records
- Laura Starratt
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.