Essay: BREACHING THE WHITE WALL OF SOUTHERN JUSTICE

IN almost every area of life—in schooling, public accommodations, and above all voting—the Southern Negro has lately made enormous strides toward gaining the equality guaranteed him by the Constitution and reaffirmed in the recent massive wave of civil rights legislation. Ironically, it is in the field of law and administration of justice that he is most frequently foiled. All too often white segregationists go on killing civil rights workers without fear of conviction, and white police terrorize Negroes and arrest the victims as suspects. To the Southern Negro, it still seems that the...

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