Alabama constitution segregationist language

Politics & Government
8:39 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Group Votes to Change Wording in Ala. Constitution

Alabama's 1901 constitution still includes language madating separate schools for "white and colored children."
The Birmingham News file

The Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission has voted to propose striking segregationist language from the Alabama's 1901 constitution mandating separate schools for "white and colored children."

   The Anniston Star reports the commission voted 9-7 Monday (http://bit.ly/165Hc57 ) to propose that Section 256 of the document instead say the state will maintain a system of public schools and drop references to segregation.

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