Ollie's BBQ Desegregation Case
Posted by: TKDenizen
N 33° 29.697 W 086° 49.143
16S E 516808 N 3706173
Quick Description: Founded in 1927, Ollie's refused to desegregate the restaurant in spite of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2009 9:13:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM5Q16
The case went all the way to the Supreme Court. It was based on the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution and because the ribs were coming from Arkansas, Ollie's was interfering with interstate commerce regardless of the scale. Ollie's lost the case and Civil Rights won out.