RACES: Jim Crow Suit

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The Negro press rejoiced when Congressman Mitchell filed his suit. Arthur W. Mitchell was out to end the iniquitous Jim Crow system, they crowed in their lead stories. But when newshawks talked to him in Washington they found out differently. His complaint, it seemed, was not with the South's segregation laws, but with the roads that provide inferior accommodations for segregated Negroes when the laws specify equal accommodations. Indeed, he said, he could find no fault with some of the roads that do business in the South.

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