Who is Louis L. Redding?

Louis L. Redding grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Howard High School in 1919. He received degrees from Brown University and Harvard Law School. In 1929, Redding became the first black lawyer in Delaware. In 1950, he won a landmark case that resulted in the desegregation of the University of Delaware.

He also presented legal arguments that helped cause the desegregation of schools in Claymont and Hockessin, Delaware, in the 1950s. In 1954, Redding assisted Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the Brown vs. Education case, which struck down the “separate but equal” system of public school segregation across the country.

The Redding Consortium fights to ensure Redding’s vision for educational equity actualizes and remains true.

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