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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Louis L. Redding City County Building

 
 
Louis L. Redding City County Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 8, 2006
1. Louis L. Redding City County Building Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Delaware’s first Afro-American attorney, graduate of Howard High School, Brown University, and Harvard Law School, admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1929, pioneer in the struggle for equality and tireless advocate in civil rights cases of national significance.

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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
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Statue of Louis L. Redding image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 8, 2006
2. Statue of Louis L. Redding
This 1992 bronze titled “Louis L. Redding – Advocate for Equality,” is by Charles Cropper Parks and is approx. 6 feet 2 inches tall on a six inch white marble base.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
The Louis L. Redding City County Building image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 8, 2006
3. The Louis L. Redding City County Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,588 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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