Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools

Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools (HMRH8)

Location: Meadville, PA 16335 Crawford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 37.813', W 80° 9.198'

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An event here in September 1880 led to the end of segregation by race in the state's public schools. At the South Ward schools, Elias Allen tried unsuccessfully to enroll his two children. He appealed to the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas, and Judge Pearson Church declared unconstitutional the 1854 state law mandating separate schools for Negro children. This law was amended, effective July 4, 1881, to prohibit such segregation.
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HM NumberHMRH8
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 570526 N 4609067
Decimal Degrees41.63021667, -80.15330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.813', W 80° 9.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 48.78" N, 80° 9' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1188-1298 S Main St, Meadville PA 16335, US
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