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Two Young Colored Men, Refused Tickets by Official, Cause His Criminal Prosecution Prosecution Under Civil Rights Law For the first time since the passage of the Civil Rights Law in this Sut, a white man is being criminally prosecuted prosecuted for discriminations against colored colored citiien. There have lieen several civil actions against white firms and cor-. cor-. cor-. porattons but there has never bern criminal criminal proceedings, although sections 514 of the Penal Code of Stale of New ork makes it a criminal ortciise to discriminate discriminate against any person on account of race, creed or color, punishable by :t (me of nm less ihxn .sO, nor more than $500, and not less than thirty days imprisonment nor more than ninety days. This case is particularly important in that it establishes a precedent in the law, and is a very important event for col-uied col-uied col-uied people in this country. Last Monday, two young adored men, "I am the Treasurer of the Alhambra Theatre Corporation, and 1 have instructions instructions not to sell orchestra ticket to any colored people in this theatre." Whereupon the colored men inquired his name, which was given as Kenneth Marccau. They left the theatre and went directly to the nearest court. A summons was issued by Judge Silverman after the circumstances were explained to him. Tne young men served l lie summons themselves. Monday, August M), the case came up at the Magistraies Court on St. Nicholas Avenue and 167th street. I lie trcasur ot the Alhambra was orcd men had ito lawjer, but represented represented their own case. Judge Silverman listened attentively to the whole proceedings. proceedings. . When the case came tu an end the Judge congratulated the colored

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  1. The New York Age,
  2. 04 Sep 1920, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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