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Meadville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools

 
 
Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools Marker
Inscription.  An event here in September 1880 led to the end of segregation by race in the state's public schools. At the South Ward schools, Elias Allen tried unsuccessfully to enroll his two children. He appealed to the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas, and Judge Pearson Church declared unconstitutional the 1854 state law mandating separate schools for Negro children. This law was amended, effective July 4, 1881, to prohibit such segregation.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1884.
 
Location. 41° 37.813′ N, 80° 9.198′ W. Marker is in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on South Main Street, 0.1 miles north of Linden Avenue (U.S. 322). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meadville PA 16335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Meadville (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Snodgrass Building (approx. half a mile away); Richard Henderson (approx. half a mile away); Mill Run (approx. half a mile away); Unitarian Church (approx. half a mile away); The Masonic Building (approx. half a mile away); The Federal Building (approx. half a mile away); Crawford County's Tribute to Her Loyal Sons (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadville.
 
Also see . . .  Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools Marker
At The Second District School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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