BEREA COLLEGE v COMMONWEALTH

BEREA COLLEGE v COMMONWEALTH - Sara Gugin BLR 222 3/31/08...

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Sara Gugin BLR 222 5/12/09 Segregation Paper BEREA COLLEGE v. COMMONWEALTH COURT OF APPEALS OF KENTUCKY 123 Ky. 209; 94 S.W. 623; 1906 Ky. LEXIS 139 June 12, 1906, Decided JUDGE: J. M BENTON, Circuit Court Judge STATEMENT OF THE FACTS: Berea College appealed its conviction because of two reasons for the alleged violations of Kentucky Acts entitled: "An act to prohibit white and colored persons from attending the same school.” This claimed that the school violated the Bill of Rights embraced in the Constitution of the State of Kentucky, and that it is in defiance of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The court agreed with the conviction under the charge that the college ran a school which combined both whites and blacks in violation of the act. However, in the end, the court “reversed the conviction for the offense of maintaining and operating a college where persons of the people of both races were received as pupils for instruction within a distance of 25 miles of each other. The separation of the races in educational institutions
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course BLR 222 taught by Professor Williamshirley during the Spring '08 term at Central Mich..

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