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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955 - File 027. 1955-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/489/show/446.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript \ controversy on racial segregation continues to rage despite iln- Supreme Courl decision that segregation is unconstitutional. Presented here is the decision of the Supreme Court, and following it a speech by Senator James O. Eastland questioning the validity of the authorities cited in the decision. —Hessler Studio Chief Justice Earl Warren Opinion of llie SUPREME COURT OF THK UNITED STATES in the vases involving Segregation in the Public Schools Cates \umbered I. -. I mill III — October Term. 1953' Mr. Chief Justice Warren delivered the opinion of the Court. 'I he-e- cases come to u- from the states "f Kansas, South (larolina, \ irginia, and Delaware. They are premised on different ■acts and different local conditions, bul a common legal question justifie- theii consideration together in this consolidated opinion. In each of the cases, minors of the -'egro raec. through llieir legal representative's. s,.rk the eiid of the courts in Obtaining admission to the public schools "' tlie'ir community on a nonsegregated ''a-i-. In each instance, thev heul been denied admission to schools attended hv "hire children under laws requiring or j"'1 mining -eg 11'gei tie ui according to race. I hi- segregation weis alleged to deprive .See reference in Editor's Note at the end "' il.i- Opinion to additional decisions ren- '''■''al in \le,v and October, 1954. ''"ACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 195 llie' plaintiffs e.f the equal protection "I the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment. In each ..I the cases other than the Delaware case, a three-judge federal dis- tricl court denied relief to the plaintiffs on the so-called "separate but equal" doctrine announced by Ihis Courl in t I'lcssv v. Ferguson, 163 I . S. e>37. Under thai doctrine, equality of treatment is ac- corded when the races are provided sub- sianliallv equal facilities, even though these facilities he separate'. In the Delaware ease, the Supreme Court of Delaware' adhered to that doctrine, but or- ilered thai llie plaintiffs l.e admitted to the white schools because of theii su- |.ii ieeritv ii) the Negro schools. The plaintilfs contend that segregated public schools are nol "equal" and can ii..t be made "equal," and lhal hence they are deprived ol lhe equal protection of the laws. Because of the ohvinu- im- portaiice of lhe question presented, the Courl leeok jurisdiction.- Argument was heard in the 1952 term, and reaigiimcnt vvas heard this term on certain questions propounded by the Court." Reargumenl was largely devoted to the circumstances surrounding the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868. It covered exhaustively consideration of the Amendmenl in Congress, ratification by the states, then existing practice- in racial segregation, and the views of proponents and opponents nf the Amendment. This discussion and our own investigation convince us that, ;il- though these sources easl some light, ii i- mil enough to resolve the problem with whiih we eire faced. Al best, the) are inconclusive. The most avid propon- eni- ..I the post-war amendments undoubtedly intended them to remove all legal distinctions among "all persons Page 25
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