November 16, 1898:
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided in the case
of Williams v. Board of Education of Fairfax
District. Carrie Williams'
lawyer argued that African-American schools should receive the same funding
and have the same rights as white schools. Williams' victory was the first in
the nation to determine discrimination on the basis of color to be illegal.
Location: Charleston, W.Va.
County: Kanawha County