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Law and Race

1964

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Law And The Negro Revolution; Ten Years Later, Henry Paul Monaghan Jan 1964

Law And The Negro Revolution; Ten Years Later, Henry Paul Monaghan

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Scarcely ten years ago the Supreme Court of the United States sounded the death knell for segregation in the public schools. In so doing, the high court in fact did much more, for its decision drew together and united the diverse elements in American society which were arrayed against segregation in all its forms. Thus began the great social upheaval which we loosely term "the Negro revolution."

The broad goal is readily discernible. The Negro demands admittance to American public life, to the schools, theatres, restaurants, hotels, job opportunities and the like which comprise the "public" sector of our society ...