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A young black boy is seen walking away from an outside water fountain. The tree beside it has a sign attached that reads "Colored"
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Opinion | Segregated Water Fountains Still Stand in the South

“Though the Civil Rights Act of 1964 officially outlawed the racist practice of separate accommodations, relics from the past still linger today,” Rodney Coates writes. “In Ellisville, Miss., for instance, two water fountains remain standing in front of the Jones County Courthouse.”

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