Providing a well-rounded presentation of the constitution and evolution of civil rights in the United States, this book will be useful for students and academics with an interest in civil rights, race and the law. Abraham L Davis and Barbara Luck Graham's purpose is: to give an overview of the Supreme Court and its rulings with regard to issues of equality and civil rights; to bring law, political science and history into the discussion of civil rights and the Supreme Court; to incorporate the politically disadvantaged and the human component into the discussion; to stimulate discussion among students; and to provide a text that cultivates competence in reading actual Supreme Court cases.

From White to Vinson: The Campaign for Racial Equality, 1910–1953

From white to vinson: The campaign for racial equality, 1910–1953

The public symbols and constant reminders of his inferior position were the segregation statutes, or “Jim Crow” laws.

C. Vann Woodward*

The Supreme Court in Transition

After the death of Chief Justice Fuller on July 4,1910, President William Howard Taft nominated Associate Justice Edward D. White to replace Fuller on December 10, 1910. He was confirmed by a voice vote on the same day that he was nominated. White initially was appointed to the Court by President Grover Cleveland in 1894. White was raised in the South and had served as United States Senator from Louisiana. The year he became Chief Justice was also the year the National Association ...

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