Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Marshall-Carver High School
In 1962, the parents of seventeen Carver students who had been denied admission to Georgetown’s white schools filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to force integration. The court ordered the Georgetown Independent School District to integrate one grade level per year beginning with the first grade. Partial integration began in the fall of 1964. Convinced that gradual integration would not benefit their children, African American parents appealed the decision to the Fifth Circuit Court which upheld the lower court’s verdict. Proponents of full and immediate integration engaged in a letter-writing campaign to the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Federal Assistance Program urging another review of the case. In the fall of 1965, the Georgetown school board agreed to a plan to complete integration of the school system by September 1967. The Carver school was permanently closed due to integration.
Erected 1999 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12302.)
Location. 30° 38.506′ N, 97° 40.908′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Scenic Dr., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. East of Blue Hole Park Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Georgetown Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Macedonia Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); Railroad Produce Warehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Williamson County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); M.B. Lockett Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); H. C. Craig Bulding (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judge Greenleaf Fisk (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
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