Ruthie Morris

Ruthie and Edward Morris fought for racial justice in north Louisiana

“Neither of us had any fear of challenging wrong or injustice wherever it existed.” Reverend Edward Morris, longtime Minden resident, and his wife Ruthie were pioneers of civil rights in north Louisiana in the ‘60s. They were instrumental in the racial integration of education and business in Union Parish.

Ruthie Morris passed away in 2015. A book telling her story is in the works, but Edward shared a condensed version of their story with the Press-Herald.

While Ruthie was on summer break from college in the summer of 1959, she worked at


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