RACES: At Decatur

All persons born or naturalized in the United States . . . are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States . . . nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.—Article XIV, U. S. Constitution.

Two years and two weeks ago two white girls, one Ruby Bates and a Mrs. Victoria

Price, accused nine young Negroes of raping them as they hoboed...

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