JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Department of Archives and History continues its History is Lunch series at the two Museums.
Wednesday's topic was the Desegregation of Swimming Pools in Jackson.
In 1963, city leaders closed all municipal swimming pools. Hazel Palmer and other activists filed a lawsuit against Mayor Allen C. Thompson and city officials citing the pools were closed to circumvent desegregation orders.
Wednesday's speaker, Randall Kennedy is a professor at Harvard Law and was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Jackson now has five swimming pools listed on the city’s website. They are scheduled to open May 27th.