Jan. 16, 1959: Paul Coates – Cub Scouts Bar Butch H. Because He Is Black

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Jan. 16, 1959: The Cub Scouts don’t want to admit 9-year-old Butch because he’s black. This is one of my favorite Paul Coates columns and well worth the read.

The column originally appeared in the L.A. Mirror in 1959 and was republished on latimes.com in 2009. It’s available via Archive.org.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Jan. 16, 1959: Paul Coates – Cub Scouts Bar Butch H. Because He Is Black

  1. Pingback: Dec. 10, 1958: Paul Coates – Mothers Seek to Bar Black Boy From Cub Scouts |

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