May 17, 1954 - On some issues, "The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same"

"Those who do not remember the past............." George Santanya "The Methodist Church is under strong and specific injunction from the Methodist General Conference to oppose racial discrimination and allow Negroes to participate in church activities as equals. But a fortnight ago, the Alabama Methodist Conference adopted a resolution demanding the General Conference pass no legislation that would interfere with Methodist rights to maintain segregated churches, schools, and assemblies."

From a TIME magazine article following the May 17, 1954 Supreme Court decision outlawing public school racial segregation.


"High Court Bans School Segregation; 9 to 0. Decision Grants Time To Comply", From a May 17, 1954 NY Times article by Luther Hinson. "17 states had mandatory segregated public schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.

Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming permited racial segregation.

South Carolina and Georgia announced plans to abolish public schoolsif segregation is banned."


"I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon. Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream." Amos 5: 21 - 24