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This article describes how Kansas schools had begun?and in some cases completed?the process of desegregation after the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board declared that segregated educational facilities were unconstitutional. Lawrence, Salina, and Atchison had completed integration, while Wichita, Kansas City, and Topeka were still in the process of implementing their plans. In some cases the integration plans were attacked; for instance, in Topeka, students were allowed to continue attending their old school through the sixth grade, a move that some believed was simply reinforcing segregation. Prior to the Brown decision in 1954, only cities with populations over 15,000 ("first-class" cities) were allowed to have segregated grade schools, and some towns, like Pittsburg, had abolished segregated schools before the Brown case.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: December 4, 1955

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Five of state's first-class cities end school segregation - 1

Item Number: 211828
Call Number: K326 Negroes Clippings, v. 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211828

Collections - Library
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1945-1990 (Kansas_Benchmark 3) - Brown v. Board (Indicator 1) - Integrated schools
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1945-1990 (Kansas_Benchmark 3) - Brown v. Board (Indicator 1) - Process of integration
Date - 1950s - 1955
Education - Primary - Students
Education - Segregation and desegregation - Brown v. Board
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Courts - United States Supreme Court
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
People - African Americans - Discrimination - Segregation
People - Children
People - Notable Kansans - Huxman, Walter Augustus, 1887-1972
Places - Cities and towns - Atchison
Places - Cities and towns - Coffeyville
Places - Cities and towns - Fort Scott
Places - Cities and towns - Hutchinson
Places - Cities and towns - Kansas City
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
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 - Crawford
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Labette
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Montgomery
Places - Counties - Reno
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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