Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 16, Number 01, Spring, 2004 Page: 32
This periodical is part of the collection entitled: Legacies: a History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the Dallas Historical Society.
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
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
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Dallas Historical Society. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 16, Number 01, Spring, 2004, periodical, 2004; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth35092/m1/34/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Historical Society.