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  Segregation Initiative is Passed
Brief Description:  In 1916, a group of neighborhood associations and Realtors in St. Louis led an initiative for mandatory racial segregation on a block by block basis. Voters in a 3 to 1 margin overwhelmingly agreed to the idea by a three ot one margin. The Supreme Court, however, ruled the initiative unconstitutional.
Year:  1916
Decade:  1910 - 1919
Beginning Date:    1916
Ending Date:    1916



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