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ERIC Number: ED002032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 45
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LOUISVILLE.
MUSE, BENJAMIN
IT IS REPORTED THAT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, HAS MADE NOTABLE PROGRESS IN THE ELIMINATION OF RACE DISCRIMINATION WITH A MINIMUM OF TURMOIL AND WITH THE APPROVAL OF A SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY OF ITS CITIZENS OF BOTH RACES. OF ITS FOUR MAIN DESEGREGATION HURDLES--PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS, EMPLOYMENT, AND HOUSING--THE FIRST TWO HAVE BEEN PRACTICALLY SURMOUNTED. THE THIRD IS BEING APPROACHED WITH SOME VISIBLE SUCCESS, AND THE FOURTH IS THE OBJECT OF AN INTENSIVE, IMAGINATIVE, AND HOPEFUL EFFORT. THE SITUATION IN LOUISVILLE HAS MANY SHORTCOMINGS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF HUMAN UNDERSTANDING AND INTERRACIAL JUSTICE. RACE PREJUDICE IS STILL PRESENT, IN VARYING DEGRESS, AMONG A MAJORITY OF THE WHITE POPULATION. IT IS VIEWED BY THE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AS AN EVIL TO BE COMBATED, AND IT IS BEING COMBATED STEADILY AND WITH INCREASING EFFECTIVENESS. BASIC IN THE LOUISVILLE EFFORT IS AN AWARENESS THAT THIS SOCIAL CHANGE CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED BY A FEW DRAMATIC STEPS, BUT DEMANDS A MASSIVE AND CONTINUOUS UNDERTAKING, WITH THE DEDICATED EFFORTS OF MANY GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS. SECTIONS ON GENERAL BACKGROUND AND CHRONOLOGY, SCHOOL DESEGREGATION, THE SIT-INS AND THE LOUISVILLE POLICE, PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION, EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING, AND FUTURE PLANNING ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
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