The author contends that civil rights laws can work, but only when they are partnered with civil rights education -- that is, laws only work as far as people in communities make them work. The author relates the experience of a coalition of Jewish, Christian, black, women's and other civic organizations in New Jersey, which pressed for civil rights legislation, and then coordinated activities to educate local communities so that the laws would have real world effects.
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Harris, Arnold. Making Civil Rights Laws Work at Home Base. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1950: