THE SUPREME COURT: Names Aren't Necessary

The broad shoulder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has provided the Negroes' biggest push in the legal drive for integration in the South. In retaliation, Southern state and local officials have tried to push the N.A.A.C.P. into publishing the names of its members and contributors. At the height of Arkansas' racial turmoil in 1957, Little Rock and North Little Rock sought legal leverage by amending their business license ordinances to list the N.A.A.C.P. as a business, demanded that Negro leaders file membership lists for the public record. To protect their followers from bullying, the Negro...

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