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REPORT

of the

UNITED STATES

COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

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JC 599 .45 AL A34 1959

cap. 2 2.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION

JOHN A, HANNAH, Chairman
ROBERT G. STOREY, Vice Chairman
JOHN S. BATTLE

DOYLE E. CARLTON
REV, THEODORE M. HESBURGH, C.S.C.
GEORGE M. JOHNSON*

STAFF DIRECTOR, GORDON M. TIFFANY

*Succeeding J, Ernest Wilkins (Deceased).

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REPORT OF THE U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, 1959

CONTENTS

Page

Chapter I. The American Right to Vote: A History..

II. Voting in the South After 1865.

III. A Statistical View of Negro Voting--

IV. Denials of the Right to Vote---

V. The Alabama Hearing -

VI. Louisiana Roadblock..

VII. Federal Powers to Protect the Franchise.

VIII. Enforcement: the Civil Rights Division....

IX. Findings and Recommendations..

Dissent by Commissioner Battle

Proposal for a Constitutional Amendment to Establish Universal Suffrage.

By Chairman Hannah and Commissioners Hesburgh and Johnson..

Separate Statement on the Proposed XXIII Amendment. By Vice Chair-

man Storey and Commissioner Carlton..

PART THREE. PUBLIC EDUCATION

Chapter I. The Problem in Historical Perspective.

II. Segregation and Opinion, May 1954.

III. A Measure of the Task...

IV. Five Years of Progress, 1954-59.

V. Legal Developments of Resistance in the Southern States -

VI. Segregation and Desegregation in the North and West --

VII. The Minority Teacher...

VIII. The Problems of Schools in Transition...

IX. An Evaluation of the Past and Appraisal of the Future..

X. Federal Funds for Education...

XI. Findings and Recommendations..

Supplementary Statement on Education. By Vice Chairman Storey and

Commissioners Battle and Carlton.---

Proposal to Require Equal Opportunity as a Condition of Federal Grants

to Higher Education. By Chairman Hannah and Commissioners Hes-

burgh and Johnson...

Separate Statement on Conditional Federal Grants to Higher Education.

By Vice Chairman Storey and Commissioners Battle and Carlton.-----

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