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Gordon A., Jr. Martin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737899

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.001.0001

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A Civil Rights Division in Justice

A Civil Rights Division in Justice

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(p.19) Chapter 2 A Civil Rights Division in Justice
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Count Them One by One
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Gordon A. Martin

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0003

This chapter discusses the establishment of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Using Forrest County as an example, it details the legal problems of civil rights enforcement. It also describes the various individuals who headed the division.

Keywords:   Justice Department, Forrest County, Civil Rights Act

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