States' Laws on Race and Color

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Pauli Murray
University of Georgia Press, 1997 - 746 pages
This remarkable, hard-to-find resource is an exhaustive compilation of state laws and local ordinances in effect in 1950 that mandated racial segregation and of pre-Brown-era civil rights legislation.

The volume cites legislation from forty-eight states and the District of Columbia, and ordinances of twenty-four major cities across the country. The complete text of each law or ordinance is included, along with occasional notes about its history and the extent to which it was enforced.

Other relevant information found in the volume ranges widely: the texts of various Supreme Court rulings; international documents; federal government executive orders, departmental rules, regulations, and directives; legislation related to aliens and Native Americans; and more.

In his introduction Davison M. Douglas comments on the legislation compiled in the book and its relevance to scholars today and also provides biographical background on Pauli Murray, the attorney who was the volume's original editor.

 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1
Discriminatory Advertising Prohibited
9
Hospitals and Penal Institutions
17
ARIZONA
35
CALIFORNIA
51
COLORADO
59
DELAWARE
71
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
73
NEBRASKA
259
NEVADA
264
NEW HAMPSHIRE
267
NEW JERSEY
268
NEW MEXICO
289
NEW YORK
301
NORTH CAROLINA
329
NORTH DAKOTA
349

FLORIDA
77
GEORGIA
89
IDAHO
118
ILLINOIS
123
INDIANA
143
IOWA
155
KANSAS
158
KENTUCKY
164
LOUISIANA
170
MAINE
196
MARYLAND
198
MASSACHUSETTS
212
MICHIGAN
227
MINNESOTA
231
MISSISSIPPI
237
MISSOURI
251
MONTANA
255
OHIO
352
OKLAHOMA
356
OREGON
378
PENNSYLVANIA
387
RHODE ISLAND
395
SOUTH CAROLINA
406
SOUTH DAKOTA
423
TEXAS
442
UTAH
457
WASHINGTON
491
WEST VIRGINIA
504
WISCONSIN
513
WYOMING
521
and Laws of the United States
549
Executive Orders Departmental Rules Regulations
565
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Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was a civil rights activist, writer, lawyer, educator, and one of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. Davison M. Douglas is a professor of law at the William and Mary School of Law.

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