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Buchanan v. Warley

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In 1910 Baltimore passed a residential segregation ordinance. Baltimore's counterparts followed its example: Richmond and Norfolk in Virginia, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville ...

Buchanan v. Warley

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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... v. Warley . In 1910 Baltimore passed a residential segregation ordinance. Baltimore's counterparts followed its example: Richmond and Norfolk in Virginia, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville in Kentucky, and other southern cities and towns soon passed their own segregation ordinances. Louisville became a test case. It designated city blocks with a majority of African Americans “black blocks” and those with a majority of whites “white blocks.” Blacks were not allowed to move into white blocks, and whites were not allowed to move into black...

Buchanan v. Warley

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Herman Belz

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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... v. Warley , 245 U.S. 60 ( 1917 ), argued 10– 11 Apr. 1916 , decided 5 Nov. 1917 by vote of 9 to 0; Day for the Court. In this case the Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of a Louisville, Kentucky, ordinance that required residential segregation by race. Enacted in 1914 , the law prohibited blacks and whites from living in houses on blocks where the majority of houses was occupied by persons of the other race. In a case designed to test a type of legislation then appearing in several upper south states, a contract for the sale of property...

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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... v. Warley , 245 U.S. 60 ( 1917 ), argued 10–11 Apr. 1916 , decided 5 Nov. 1917 by vote of 9 to 0; Day for the Court. In this case the Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of a Louisville, Kentucky, ordinance that required residential segregation by race. Enacted in 1914 , the law prohibited blacks and whites from living in houses on blocks where the majority of houses was occupied by persons of the other race. In a case designed to test a type of legislation then appearing in several upper south states, a contract for the sale of property...

Buchanan v. Warley

Buchanan v. Warley  

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In 1910 Baltimore passed a residential segregation ordinance. Baltimore's counterparts followed its example: Richmond and Norfolk in Virginia, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville in Kentucky, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
National Association For the Advancement of Colored People

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Eric W. Rise

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...during its first two decades participated in a number of Supreme Court cases that expanded the rights of African‐Americans. It submitted an amicus brief in Guinn v. United States . ( 1915 ), which overturned the use of the “ grandfather clause ” to disfranchise black voters, and it successfully challenged residential segregation ordinances in Buchanan v. Warley ( 1917 ). In Moore v. Dempsey ( 1923 ), the Court ratified the association's arguments that federal courts could intervene to protect the procedural rights of defendants who were tried in...

Corrigan v. Buckley

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Herman Belz

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...in the next two decades as having settled the question whether judicial enforcement of racial covenants was state action under the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision temporarily closed the door to racial integration in housing that had been pried open in Buchanan v. Warley ( 1917 ). In Shelley v. Kraemer ( 1948 ) the Court held such covenants valid between the parties to the agreement, but judicially unenforceable as a form of state action prohibited by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. See also Judicial Power and...

Corrigan v. Buckley

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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...in the next two decades as having settled the question whether judicial enforcement of racial covenants was state action under the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision temporarily closed the door to racial integration in housing that had been pried open in Buchanan v. Warley ( 1917 ). In Shelley v. Kraemer ( 1948 ) the Court held such covenants valid between the parties to the agreement, but judicially unenforceable as a form of state action prohibited by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Herman...

Segregation, De Jure

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Paul Finkelman

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...all other places where blacks and whites might meet. In Buchanan v. Warley ( 1917 ), one rare case that went against the trend of legitimizing segregation, the Court struck down a statute requiring segregation in residential neighborhoods ( see Housing Discrimination ). Starting with Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada ( 1938 ), the Court began to require the integration of graduate and professional schools, on the theory that separate schools for blacks could never be equal. In Henderson v. United States ( 1950 ) the United States government...

Restrictive Covenants

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...the case of Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. In the majority opinion, Justice Potter Stewart stated that Congress, acting under the Thirteenth Amendment, could not only do away with slavery but also do away with the “badges and incidents of slavery.” Therefore, the legislature could reach and prohibit individual acts of racial discrimination, such as the racially restrictive covenant. Thus with this decision and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 , the racially restrictive covenant itself became void. [ See also Buchanan v. Warley ; Segregation ; and White...

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