G. C. Simkins et al. v. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital et al. : a landmark decision

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Michale Karnes Connelly (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Richard Bardolph

Abstract: This thesis is a study of G. C. Simkins v. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, a civil rights case that originated in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although the courts had prohibited racial discrimination in a variety of institutions since the 1954 desegregation decisions, discrimination against Negro doctors and patients was widespread until 1964 when Simkins was decided. Medical facilities employed a number of discriminatory methods, and a national law, the Hill-Burton Act, provided for federal grants to "separate but equal" hospitals. In Simkins, the court found these hospitals sufficiently involved with government to render them subject to the Fourteenth Amendment's prohibitions against racial discrimination and held unconstitutional the section of the Hill-Burton Act which permitted this discrimination.

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Language: English
Date: 1969
Discrimination in medical care $x Law and legislation $z North Carolina $z Greensboro
Race discrimination $x Law and legislation $z North Carolina $z Greensboro

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