Negroes as Voters

April 1944
New Republic;4/17/44, Vol. 110 Issue 16, p517
Reports on the exclusion of African Americans from the Democratic primary in the U.S. with reference to the Texas white primary case of the Supreme Court term. Failure of the case in opening the Democratic primaries to African Americans; Proclamation of constitutional law to be an experimental art and not a dogmatic code in the case; Reference to other Supreme Court cases in which the African Americans sues the election officials for excluding from the Democratic primary; Argument made under the Fifteenth Amendment which forbade suffrage to be withheld because of race or color.


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