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Performance of desegregation, busing case to celebrate Black History Month

February 7, 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will host a dramatic interpretation performance of the Indianapolis Public Schools’ historic desegregation and busing case as part of February’s Black History Month Celebration.

“Schools, Politics and the Courts: The Case that Divided a City” will be performed Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Hon. S. Hugh Dillin Memorial Courtroom, Room 243, in the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Indianapolis.

The U.S. District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and U.S. Marshals Service for the Southern District of Indiana; the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; and the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc. are sponsoring the event. Members from the sponsoring agencies – except for the Federal Community Defenders office – will appear in the performance.  

The presentation includes testimony by characters based on actual litigants, witnesses and concerned citizens. Afterward, Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue will give remarks.

The program is free and open to the public, and approval of one hour of CLE credit is pending. Pre-registration is not required. Contact Doria Lynch at 317-229-3729 for information.

 

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