Desegregation Suits in Beaumont, Texas

Robert Robertson takes us into the Texas District Courtroom where Judge Lamar Cecil heard two civil rights cases in 1955 and 1956. Six… read more

Robert Robertson takes us into the Texas District Courtroom where Judge Lamar Cecil heard two civil rights cases in 1955 and 1956. Six African American golfers filed suit for the right to use the Beaumont municipal golf course in 1955. Shortly after Judge Cecil decided in the golfers' favor he heard a second civil rights case aimed at desegregating Lamar University, which was a state run school. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Beaumont, Texas, on January 9-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time-Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Desegregation Suits in Beaumont, Texas

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Location:
Beaumont, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Feb 4, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 1, 2012

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  • Feb 04, 2012 | 9:08pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2012 | 1:09am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2012 | 2:08pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2012 | 4:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 11, 2012 | 1:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 12, 2012 | 6:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 13, 2012 | 2:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 26, 2012 | 2:22pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 27, 2012 | 3:23am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 9:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 5:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2012 | 1:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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