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Corrigan v. Buckley

Corrigan v. Buckley  

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271 U.S. 323 (1926), argued 8 Jan. 1926, decided 24 May 1926 by vote of 9 to 0; Sanford for the Court. This case involved a restrictive covenant formed by white property owners in the District of ...
Housing Discrimination

Housing Discrimination  

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Is one of the most virulent and intractable forms of discrimination. It occurs when purchase or rental of housing is denied to otherwise qualified individuals because of their race, ethnicity ...
Kentucky

Kentucky  

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Blue Grass State has become the greener grass on the other side of the fence to the approximately sixty-five thousand Latinos and ...
Laws and Legislation

Laws and Legislation  

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with laws and legislation from 1830 to 1895. The first article provides a discussion of the topic up to the beginning of the Civil ...
Legal Defense Fund

Legal Defense Fund  

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909 as an organization dedicated to lobbying, political education, and legal action to alter the status of ...
Louisville

Louisville  

In the late nineteenth century the African American population of Louisville, Kentucky, grew dramatically, reaching 19.1 percent of the total city residents by 1900. As migrants poured into the city ...
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) arose from two American reform traditions, one rooted in white philanthropy and the antislavery movement, the ...
restrictive covenant

restrictive covenant  

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An obligation created by deed that curtails the rights of an owner of land; for example, a covenant not to use the land for the purposes of any business. A covenant imposing a positive obligation on ...
segregation

segregation  

A policy predicated upon the physical separation of racial groups and practised in the USA, particularly in the southern states, from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. Opposition to ...
Shelley v. Kraemer

Shelley v. Kraemer  

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334 U.S. 1 (1948), argued 15–16 Jan. 1948, decided 3 May 1948 by vote of 6 to 0; Vinson for the Court, Reed, Jackson, and Rutledge not participating. Shelley is one of four cases known collectively ...
Sundown Towns

Sundown Towns  

Between 1890 and 1968 thousands of towns across the United States drove out their black populations or took steps to forbid African Americans from living in them. Thus were created ...

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