Desegregation Suits in Beaumont, Texas
Robert Robertson gave a tour of the Texas District Courtroom where Judge Lamar Cecil heard two civil rights cases in 1955 and 1956. Six… read more
Robert Robertson gave a tour of 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 ruled 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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