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Children of No One

Children of No One

Nancy Polikoff

It's the 1968 revolution you never heard of. Forty years ago today, tucked in between the assassinations of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling repudiated centuries of settled law by granting constitutional recognition and protection to a previously outcast group: children born outside of marriage and their parents. The cases arose out of two private tragedies in Louisiana. Minnie Glona's 19-year-old son was killed in a car accident.