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Speech, May 17, 1958, "Commemorating the Supreme Court Decision Outlawing Racial Segregation in Public Schools"

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Creator:Newman, I. DeQuincey (Isaiah DeQuincey), 1911-1985
Title:Speech, May 17, 1958, "Commemorating the Supreme Court Decision Outlawing Racial Segregation in Public Schools"
Date:1958 May 17

1 page speech with markings and handwritten notes in margins, delivered at the prayer pilgrimage and Thanksgiving service on May 17, 1958 at Emmanuel A.M.E. Church. The speech commemorates the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS Supreme Court decision, and the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment. Commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation is added in margin notes. The speech quotes a passage from the Bible in which Joshua gives thanks, and also quotes James Russell Lowell. The speech warns that laurels should not be rested upon. The African American in the United States like a pilgrim, which according to the Hebrew definition is one who dwells in a place without the rights of a citizen. Advancements towards civil rights constitute a pilgrimage.

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Local identification number: pnh5805a

Subjects:Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 | Joshua | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Segregation--United States | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States | Segregation in education--United States | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc. | Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity | United States. Supreme Court | United States. Constitution. 15th Amendment | United States--Race relations | African Americans--Economic conditions | African Americans--Social conditions | Speeches, addresses, etc. | Political rights | Citizenship | United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation | Race relations | United States, South Carolina, Charleston County, 32.8250513, -79.8968113
Collection:Isaiah DeQuincey Newman, (1911-1985), Papers, 1929-2003
Institution:University of South Carolina
Contributors:University of South Carolina. Library
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Folder: Newman, Speeches, 1957-1984 & n.d., Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Papers, South Carolina Political Collections, The University of South Carolina Libraries

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Digital image copyright 2008, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact South Carolina Political Collections, USC, Columbia, SC 29208.

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Forms part of online collection: Isaiah De Quincey Newman (1911-1985) Papers, 1929-2003.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.tcl.sc.edu/u?/idn,1765