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CALL FOR ACTION
CALL FOR ACTION
Item IDegyptian 1944 0526 vol 25 #28.tif
TitleCALL FOR ACTION
DescriptionWhat can be done in regard to the race question?
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1944 May 26
Volume25
Issue28
Page(s)2
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptA Community is Democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. —A. Philip Randolph

CALL FOR ACTION

Several weeks ago while the religious emphasis week was being conducted on the campus of Southern, the question arose: What can be done in regard to the race question? The immediate indicators of a solution which were pointed out included the lifting of bans in the seating arrangements of theatres, removing restrictions in restaurants, removing the Jim Crow cars in transportation, unifying the colored and white school set-ups and establishing worship services that would not exclude Negroes. Those were the conclusions that intelligent leaders and thinking students came to and agreed to support.
The following week the Student Opinion Poll put four questions on the race problem which were drawn from these conclusions to the entire student body. Their reaction to the questions was almost unanimously in favor of eliminating segregation in these four respects, namely, in transportation, schools, churches, and restaurants.
This was the opinion of over 300 future teachers and leaders of Southern Illinois. That opinion cannot be ignored. The time to act on these decisions is now while the vision of a better world is before us. We must not let that vision slip past without doing our utmost to make it a reality. One of the first steps toward making it a reality is—must be—the elimination of segregation.
LanguageEnglish
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