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*On this date in 1969, United States v. Montgomery County Board of Education was decided.
In this action, the United States District Court in Montgomery, Alabama, ordered the local Montgomery County Board of Education to bring about racial desegregation of the faculty and the staff of the local county school system.
This action commenced in May 1964 to end racial segregation in Montgomery County, Alabama, public schools. The District Judge issued his initial order in 1964 requiring the integration of certain grades. He followed this with yearly proceedings, with reports by the school board and hearings, opinions, and court orders.
The 1968 court order dealt, among other things, with faculty and staff desegregation and provided that the school board must move toward a goal whereby "in each school, the ratio of white to Negro faculty members is substantially the same as it is throughout the system."
A panel of the Court of Appeals modified the order. An equally divided Court of Appeals denied a petition for rehearing.