NEGRO SEGREGATION Declared Illegal in Oklahoma
An urban "Jim-Crow" housing ordinance has been declared unconstitutional by the supreme court of Oklahoma, seven justices concurring in the opinion written by Justice Riley.
While declaring invalid the Oklahoma City zoning ordinance, intended to accomplish segregation of Negroes, the decision condemns the action of former governor "Alfalfa Bill" Murray who established racial zones in that municipality by martial law.
The court points out furthermore that the city wilfully violated the constitution of the United States by adopting the ordinance while having in possession at the time the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court rendered in a similar case. Simultaneously with its opinion, the court also threw out pending legal actions based on the "Jim-Crow" housing law declared unconstitutional.