Interview with Joseph Rauh
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

THIS PERIOD, IN RETROSPECT PROBABLY WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST TESTING TIMES OF DEMOCRACY. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT AND DO YOU THINK THE NATION GAINED FROM IT?

Joseph Rauh:

I believe this was the greatest legal revolution, and I stress legal, in the history of a democracy. What we did was to take a legal system, which supported segregation and discrimination and turned it upside down into one that opposed it. That does not give you equality. It gives you the opportunity for equality which we still have to find. But that legal revolution of our generation was a tremendous thing and it happened in the period from the say, the mid-‘50s to the mid-‘60s.