Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 16, Number 1, Spring, 2004 Page: 32
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A few more leaders in
Dallas attorneys C. B. Bunkley, Cecil J. Partee, and W. J. Durham
led the legal attack on segregated higher education in Texas. As
a result of their efforts, in 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court, in
Sweatt v. Painter, declared the University of Texas all-white law
school to be unconstitutional.
Roy Williams filed suit in 1988, along with Marv
that the 8-3 system of electing members to the
unconstitutional because it diluted the voting sti
Al Lipscomb, a tireless crusader for equal
rights for minorities, was elected eight times
to the City Council.
The Dallas City Council elected in 1991 was the first chosen t
sisted on nine whites, four blacks, and two Hispanics.
Judge Jerry Buchmeyer ruled in 1990 that the Dallas City Council's 8-3 electoral
result, the council was expanded to 14 single-member districts, with onl
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