Fla. lawsuits over school segregation remain open

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Nearly 50 years after the first Florida
lawsuits were filed to desegregate public schools, more than a
dozen cases remain open around the state.

In some areas it's an oversight, in others a statement by
activists their fight isn't over yet.

Some districts say they don't want to spend the time and money
to get back into and dismiss still-lingering litigation.

In Orange County, NAACP officials still have unresolved issues -
47 years after they sued the district. The Rev. Randolph Bracy Jr.
says as far as he's concerned, the case should stay open there.

Orange is the largest school district in Florida with a
desegregation claim still unresolved. There are 14 school districts
statewide and hundreds throughout the south and nation.

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