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LA Gov John Bel Edwards Tainted by Grandfather’s Segregation Support
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LA Gov John Bel Edwards Tainted by Grandfather’s Segregation Support

Ten years before Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was born, his grandfather, Frank Millard Edwards, Sr., voted in the Louisiana State Senate to enact several state laws that defied the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling. Those laws helped prolong a bitter but unsuccessful four year legal fight by proponents of…

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