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U. S, Attorney General Urges Bar Assn. to Fight Religious Prejudice

August 27, 1958
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U.S. Attorney General William P. Rogers today told an annual meeting of the American Bar Association that the basic concepts of justice which America must strengthen and improve Include “equality of treatment under the law without prejudice because of race, religion, or national origin.”

“We cannot hope to persuade the people of the world that our system holds forth the greatest hope for individual freedom and opportunity if by our actions at home we fall short of the mark in matters relating to race relations,” Mr. Rogers said. “Equality before the law is the hallmark of democracy. We can ill afford not to give substance to this basic concept of justice to all our people.”

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