RACES: Segregation After Death

A casket had just been lowered into a freshly dug grave at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in suburban Detroit one day last week when a cemetery official scurried up to the graveside. "This burial must stop!" he cried.

The trouble was that the dead man, a George Vincent Nash, was an Indian, and White Chapel is "restricted to members of the Caucasian race." White Chapel officials insisted on sticking to the letter of the rule, even though Nash's wife, only part Indian, had been buried in the adjoining lot back in 1949. Sniffed E. Reed Hunt, president of a...

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