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June 15, 1943

THE MORNING POST, Camden, New Jersey, June 15, 1943 

* West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette
* United States Supreme Court decision
* Pledge of Allegiance - flag salute unconstitutional
* Johovah's Witnesses & public schools


Among the various front page headlines is a 2 line, 2 column head: "High U.S. Court Reverses Ruling on Flag Salute" with subhead: "Holds Expulsion of Pupils for Refusal Was Unconstitutional". This historic ruling stated that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was not mandatory in schools, driven by a challenge by the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Complete in 20 pages, light toning and a some wear at the margins, generally good.

Category: The 20th Century