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Burton, Harold Hitz

(Encyclopedia) Burton, Harold Hitz, 1888–1964, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1945–58), b. Jamaica Plain (now part of Boston), Mass. Admitted to the bar in 1912, he built…

Freedom Riders

(Encyclopedia) Freedom Riders, American civil-rights demonstrators who engaged (1961) in nonviolent protests against segregation of public interstate buses and terminals in the South.…

Montgomery

(Encyclopedia) Montgomery, city (1990 pop. 187,106), state capital and seat of Montgomery co., E central Ala., near the head of navigation on the Alabama River just below the confluence…

administrative law

(Encyclopedia) administrative law, law governing the powers and processes of administrative agencies. The term is sometimes used also of law (i.e., rules, regulations) developed by…

mass transit

(Encyclopedia) mass transit, public transportation systems designed to move large numbers of passengers. Types and Advantages Mass transit refers to municipal or…

antique collecting

(Encyclopedia) antique collecting, the assembling of items of aesthetic, historical, and often monetary value from earlier eras. The term antique initially referred only to the…

utility, public

(Encyclopedia) utility, public, industry required by law to render adequate service in its field at reasonable prices to all who apply for it. Public utilities frequently operate as…

suburb

(Encyclopedia) suburb, a community in an outlying section of a city or, more commonly, a nearby, politically separate municipality with social and economic ties to the central city. In…

integration

(Encyclopedia) integration, in U.S. history, the goal of an organized movement to break down the barriers of discrimination and segregation separating African Americans from the rest of…

Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis served three terms as governor of Massachusetts and was the Democratic Party's 1988 nominee for U.S. President. Smart and competent but somewhat bland, Michael Dukakis and vice-…