RACES: Caution!

In St. Louis Jim Crow walks on one leg: Negroes ride the streetcars and buses with the white folks; a portrait of Dred Scott has a prominent place among the historical monuments in the Jefferson Memorial. But in St. Louis, as in all Missouri, public schools are Jim Crow schools. So, in practice, have been the Roman Catholic parochial schools. There was no actual color line, but it was always well understood by Catholic Negroes that their children were to go to the overcrowded all-Negro schools in the crowded Negro districts.

Last week St. Louis' Archbishop Joseph Elmer Ritter ripped...

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