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Original proceedings in mandamus, writ denied, opinion of the Kansas State Supreme Court was written by Justice Burch. In the case of William Reynolds, plaintiff v. Board of Education of the City of Topeka, defendant, the plaintiff's son was denied admission to an all white school, Lowman Hill School. Reynolds was forced to enroll his son in Douglass School, an all black school, which was considered an inferior building. The court found in favor of the defendant. Justice Burch wrote that Chapter 81, Laws of 1879, provided that boards of education in cities of the first class shall have power to organize and maintain separate schools for the education of white and colored children, except in the high school, where no discrimination shall be made on account of color. Burch further stated the plaintiff did not cite any authority for the position that the XIV Amendment to the Constitution was violated.

Creator: Burch, Rousseau Angelus, 1862-1944
Date: March 1903

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Item Number: 209565
Call Number: State Archives, Kansas Supreme Court, Case #13140, 51-07-01-06
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209565

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