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Amusement Park Bias In Cleveland Outlawed by Ordinance introduced by Charles V. Carr

November 4, 2008

“Many believe this to be the nation’s first Civil Rights Legislation.”

Rufus J. Allen, Registered Public Accountant

He fought hard for a legislation until 1946 when the Euclid Beach Mandate was passed prohibiting any amusement center in the city from racial segregation and discrimination with the loss of license as the penalty…”

Cleveland Plain Dealer

On Monday, September 16,  1946 Atty. Charles V. Carr, Cleveland City Councilman introduced an emergency ordinance designed to outlaw discriminatory practices in Cleveland amusement parks at a council meeting.

This action grew our of a series of assaults and battery charges brought before city courts against Euclid Beach  policemen.  Carr took the matter up with Mayor Thomas E. Burke, and his Amity Council, in the Mayor’s office and suggested the ruling that will be applied to all public parks.

Many believe this to be the nation’s first Civil Rights Legislation.”

Rufus J. Allen

Registered Public Accountant

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