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This newspaper clipping addresses the case of D.E. Kern of Newton, Kansas. Newton, an African American, was refused the right to swim in Newton's pool "on the ground that his general reputation for morality in the community was bad." The Kansas Supreme Count ruled against Kern but claimed that it was not "passing on the general question as to whether Negroes could use municipal pools."

Date: March 8, 1942

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Item Number: 216973
Call Number: Newspaper Clippings, Vol. 7, Negroes, K 326
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216973

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