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One year prior to being elected as the 25th governor of Arkansas, Charles Hillman Brough (1876 - 1935), while serving as the chairman of the University Commission on the Southern Race Question, submitted his opinion regarding racial segregation in the Annual Report that he had written for that organization. Dr. Brough, who at the time was a professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Arkansas, condemned the Jim Crow laws that had separated Whites from Blacks, believing that no good could ever spring from it. The column summarizes the hardships of Southern Black men in 1915 (average male life-expectancy was 35).

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Brough Called Out for Racial Parity (New York Times, 1915)

Brough Called Out for Racial Parity (New York Times, 1915)

Brough Called Out for Racial Parity (New York Times, 1915)

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