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dec 5, 1959 - Supreme Court Decision in Boynton v. Virginia

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The case overturned a judgment convicting an African American law student for trespassing by being in a restaurant in a bus terminal which was "whites only". The Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision, decided in the case Boynton v. Virginia that segregation on vehicles that travel between states is unlawful and unconstitutional because it is in violation of the Interstate Commerce Act.

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Civil Rights Movement Timeline
By: Maria and Gezell

Date:

dec 5, 1959
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~ 59 years ago

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