Lake Murvaul Segregation Sign

1950s sign shows the lingering practice of segregation in Texas public places

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Lake Murvaul Sign
Lake Murvaul Sign

When the Lake Murvaul park in east Texas Panola County opened to the public in the summer of 1958, it was among the many public facilities in Texas still segregated despite the 1954 Brown v. the Board of Education Supreme Court ruling which declared "separate but equal" facilities to be unconstitutional. This sign indicated the segregated area of the park. By the late 1960s, Lake Marvaul Park was no longer segregated.

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Lake Murvaul Segregation Sign Artifact from Lake Murvual, Panola County
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