TITLE

Adlai Stevenson--"The Great Unfinished Business"

PUB. DATE
May 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;5/14/56, Vol. 134 Issue 20, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the values of individual freedom and rights in the U.S. The achievement of equal rights for all American citizens is the great unfinished business before the United States. This would be just as much the case had there been no Supreme Court decision on desegregation in the public schools. That decision was simply an expression of the steady movement toward genuine equality for all before the law; it expressed in a new field the old principle that the American heritage of liberty and opportunity is not to be confined to men, women and children of a single race, a single religion or a single color. Yet the U.S. Supreme Court decision requires social change in some areas of our country, and all social change creates massive problems of adjustment. The Supreme Court wisely left it to the District Courts to determine the measures of good faith progress.
ACCESSION #
14433540

 

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