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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
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.
, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on North French Street 0.1 miles south of East Ninth Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. 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) and His Devoted Wife, Annes (within shouting distance of this marker); Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilmington Historic Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A French Legion Kept Watch Here (about 600 feet away); St. Michael's Day Nursery (about 600 feet away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 800 feet away); Walnut Street YMCA (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
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
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,678 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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