Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Louis L. Redding City County Building
Successfully representing victims of racial discrimination in a series of landmark cases, he gave new meaning to the concept of equality under the law.
In the courts of Delaware, Parker vs. University of Delaware in 1950 established the right to an unsegregated college education.
In the Supreme Court of the United States, Belton vs. Gebhart and Bulah vs. Gebhart (decided with Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954) rejected the “separate but equal” doctrine that had allowed segregated public schools, and Burton VS. Wilmington Parking Authority in 1961 vindicated the right to non-discriminatory treatment in publicly owned facilities, even when leased to private organizations.
Location. 39° 44.586′ N, 75° 32.825′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on North French Street 0.1 miles south of East Ninth Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear! (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) (within shouting distance of this marker); Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnut Street YMCA (about 800 feet away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caesar Rodney Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
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