Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Racial Integration of Louisiana High School Sports - Catholic League and St Augs

A Shreveport Times journalist has a nice and interesting piece up on the integration of Louisiana High Schools Sports. See A rocky road leads to LHSAA integration

Part of the story also deal with the role of St Augustine's and the Catholic League down in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

I found this part interesting and a tad depressing:

St. Augustine High School's application did not come up for a vote before the 10-man executive committee in 1965, but rather the LHSAA amended its constitution to require two-thirds approval of schools in the applicant's would-be district and then two-thirds approval of the membership.
St. Augustine received district approval but had its application rejected by the LHSAA membership, 185-11.

Which seems to indicate there was not a lot of Louisiana Bishop solidarity on this issue at the time. Seem like most Catholic Hight school outside Nola must have voted St Augs down at the time,


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