Fair Ways: How Six Black Golfers Won Civil Rights in Beaumont, Texas

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Texas A&M University Press, 2005 - LAW - 261 pages
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The case of these six golfers who fought for the right to play their city's golf course set a nationwide precedent for desegregation of public facilities. Robertson chronicles the stories of the golfers, their lawyers, and the conservative judge just appointed by President Eisenhower, providing a vivid picture of racial segregation and the forces that brought about its end.
 

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Contents

Chapter
6
Black Beaumont
29
Joe Doakes in Beaumont
47
White Golf Black Golf
67
Crusading Lawyers
90
Lawyer Lamar Cecil
110
Republican Lamar Cecil
124
Judge Lamar Cecil
145
Epilogue
164
Notes
183
Bibliography
215
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