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“The Last Supper”

DEREK CHARLES CATSAM

in Freedom's Main Line

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125114
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135137 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.003.0005
“The Last Supper”

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After the Journey of Reconciliation ended and after the Boynton decision was announced, a renewed challenge to Jim Crow transportation and its founders was established. Because of this, Time magazine felt the need to reveal and clarify some of the issues by shedding light on the legal justification attributed to the challenge of the Freedom Riders. Although the law was clear, it did not appear clear that the law was being properly enforced in the South. The Freedom Riders thus attempted to test whether the Southern authorities complied with the Boynton decision and to see if the John F. Kennedy administration would be able to enforce the law and the decisions of the Supreme Court.

Keywords: John F. Kennedy; Boynton decision; Jim Crow; Freedom Riders; Southern authorities; law; legal justification

Chapter.  9042 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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