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A Chinese immigrant family’s lawsuit against Mississippi public school segregation, lost in 1927, ended up empowering the racist practice

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he Lum family sued to get their daughter into a Mississippi school that authorities had deemed open only to whites, but they eventually lost their case in the U.S. Supreme Court. This defeat created a more powerful "precedent for segregation," said the author of a book about the lawsuit.
5 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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