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Civil Rights Act

1946 - The 1964 Civil Rights Act made the 14th Amendment of full citizenship for blacks a functioning reality. Among its features was a mandate for a study of black-white differentials in schooling. This study was performed by James Coleman and became known as "The Coleman Report."

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O'Neill
Kennedy
Chafe
DeMuth
Moynihan

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