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On This Date in Legal History

In August 1960, African American boys and girls entered a nationwide chain store, S. H. Kress, in Greenville, South Carolina, and sat at a lunch counter designated for whites only. The store manager turned off the lights, announced the lunch … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1965 Joseph Lee Jones tried to purchase a home in St. Louis County, Missouri.  The developer refused to sell to him because he was African American, so he sued.  On April 1, 1968, his case was argued before the … Continue reading

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