February

A More Noble Cause: A.P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana

News Story: February 14, 2013

Sacred Heart University’s Farrington College of Education will host a panel discussion entitled “A More Noble Cause: A.P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana” on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium. It will be moderated by SHU Education Professor Lois Libby.

Lawyer Alexander “A.P.” Tureaud, Sr., worked to abolish Jim Crow laws, handling many desegregation and other civil rights cases filed in Louisiana from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. He successfully defended the first sit-in cases to go before the Supreme Court, and his work on behalf of Ruby Bridges and other black plaintiffs integrated the New Orleans Public Schools, marking the death knell of Jim Crow laws in Louisiana. A More Noble Cause is the powerful story of his lifelong battle for racial justice and the personal biography of a black professional and his family during the Jim Crow era.

Panelists include A.P. Tureaud, Jr., Rachel Emanuel of Southern University Law Center, SHU’s Professor Anita August, Professor Steve Walkley of Einstein Medical School and Farrington College of Education Dean Jim Carl.

This event is free and open to the public.