ABSTRACT

Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1959   [open pdf - 49MB]

This 1959 report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights offers civil rights recommendations for the executive and legislative branches of the United States government. Voting rights, segregation, and state/federal laws and policies are discussed. "What is involved here is the ancient warning against the division of society into Two Cities. The Constitution of the United States, which was ordained to establish one society with equal justice under law, stands against such a division. America, which already has come closer to equality of opportunity than probably any other country, must succeed where others have failed. It can do this not only by resolving to end discrimination but also by creating through works of faith in freedom a clear and present vision of the City of Man, the one city of free and equal man envisioned by the Constitution."

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1959
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/usccr/
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pdf
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