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This article discusses how the state of Kansas will work to conform to the ruling made in the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of schools based on race was unconstitutional. Many cities in Kansas, including Topeka, Atchison, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg were already working to integrate their schools. Topeka had an estimated 625 African American students who would be affected by the court's ruling, and the article lists the numbers for other cities and towns in the state.

Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 17, 1954

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This article includes useful statistics about the number of African American students in metropolitan areas of Kansas. It could also be used to illustrate that many school boards throughout the state had already began the process of desegregation even before the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the Brown v. Board case. Students could construct a timeline of events to see how the situation in Kansas differed from that of other states undergoing desegregation.

KS:11th:3.1:Brown v. Board (2005)

Item Number: 211812
Call Number: K326 Negroes Clippings, v. 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211812

Collections - Library
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1945-1990 (Kansas_Benchmark 3) - Brown v. Board (Indicator 1) - Process of integration
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1945-1990 (Kansas_Benchmark 3) - Brown v. Board (Indicator 1) - Segregated schools
Date - 1950s - 1954
Education - Primary
Education - Secondary
Education - Segregation and desegregation - Brown v. Board
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Civil rights
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
People - African Americans - Discrimination - Segregation
Places - Cities and towns - Atchison
Places - Cities and towns - Baxter Springs
Places - Cities and towns - Bonner Springs
Places - Cities and towns - Chetopa
Places - Cities and towns - Coffeyville
Places - Cities and towns - Fort Scott
Places - Cities and towns - Kansas City
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Cities and towns - Manhattan
Places - Cities and towns - Olathe
Places - Cities and towns - Oswego
Places - Cities and towns - Paola
Places - Cities and towns - Parsons
Places - Cities and towns - Pittsburg
Places - Cities and towns - Salina
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Atchison
Places - Counties - Bourbon
Places - Counties - Cherokee
Places - Counties - Crawford
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Johnson
Places - Counties - Labette
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Miami
Places - Counties - Montgomery
Places - Counties - Riley
Places - Counties - Saline
Places - Counties - Sedgwick
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Counties - Wyandotte
Thematic Time Period - Eisenhower Years, 1946-1961 - Civil Rights Movement
Type of Material - Newspapers - Clippings

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