February 15, 1963

Federal Judge J. Smith Henley ruled in favor of the Council on Community Affairs (COCA) desegregation lawsuit. The ruling ordered an end to racial segregation in all public facilities in Little Rock (Pulaski County), except for public swimming pools, which COCA did not specifically mention in the suit. COCA was an African American civil rights leadership group that grew out of a need to provide coordinated black leadership in the city after the 1957 Central High School desegregation crisis.

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