U.S. District Judge J. Skelley Wright prohibits Louisiana’s anti-school integration laws. Three days later, the state closes all the schools.
1960 (Nov 10)
U.S. District Judge J. Skelley Wright prohibited implementation of Louisiana's anti-school integration laws. The same day, the New Orleans school board approved plans to admit five Black children into two previously all-white schools. Three days later the Louisiana state legislature took control of New Orleans schools, fired the school superintendent, and ordered all schools closed on November 14. At the same time, Judge Wright issued a new order prohibiting interference by the state with the schools.