Segregation and Civil Rights of the Negro
Extent of Segregation in the United States
Race Segregation, long firmly established in the southern states and now widely practiced in other parts of the country, is meeting sharp challenge from Negro leaders, Negro organizations, and other interested groups. The courts are currently flooded with suits attacking the legality of various segregatory practices, and strong pressure is being exerted upon federal, state and local governments to deal with this form of discrimination by statutory enactment.
Addressing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at Washington, June 29, President Truman expressed the hope “that we have reached a turning point in the long history of our country's efforts to guarantee freedom and equality to all our citizens.” And the ...