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A Civil Rights Division in Justice

A Civil Rights Division in Justice

Chapter:
(p.19) Chapter 2 A Civil Rights Division in Justice
Source:
Count Them One by One
Author(s):
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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