Equality in Transportation

June 1956
New Republic;6/25/56, Vol. 134 Issue 26, p5
The article focuses on the practice of segregation in public transportation in the U.S. On June 5, a federal panel of judges, all from Alabama, held by a 2 to 1 decision that segregation in city buses is unconstitutional. The majority report held in part that the separate but equal doctrine can no longer be safely followed as a correct statement of the law. Judges hold that the statutes and ordinances requiring segregation of white and colored races on motor buses of a common carrier of passengers violate the due process and equal protection of the law clauses of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S.


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