• Creator
  • McCollum, Dannel Angus
  • Created Date
  • 4-24-02
  • Description
  • James Terry McCollum and his mother, Vashti McCollum, who brought suit against Champaign School Board in the 1940s for teaching religion in schools. James Terry McCollum and other children whose parents objected to religious instruction in the classroom were segregated from their classmates during religious instruction, and subjected to ridicule, suspicion, and humiliation from classmates and faculty. Vashti McCollum ultimately brought suit ag... more
    James Terry McCollum and his mother, Vashti McCollum, who brought suit against Champaign School Board in the 1940s for teaching religion in schools. James Terry McCollum and other children whose parents objected to religious instruction in the classroom were segregated from their classmates during religious instruction, and subjected to ridicule, suspicion, and humiliation from classmates and faculty. Vashti McCollum ultimately brought suit against the Champaign School Board, and three years later the issue was resolved by the United States Supreme Court on March 8, 1948. The decision reversed the Sixth Illinois Circuit Court's and the Illinois State Supreme Court's decisions and ruled that Champaign schools' religious program violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Fourteenth Amendment as applied to the states. How we learn about communities; School Museum. 16 History; 18 Social Systems. less
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