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This 1948 leaflet was created by the Citizens Committee on Civil Rights and used in conjunction with a citywide petition later rejected by the Topeka Board of Education. The Citizens Committee on Civil Rights was a group headquartered at the home of Lucinda Todd. The leaflet, circulated around Topeka's black community, requested funds to support the effort. Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Dan Sawyer walked the streets of Topeka to get the petition signed by almost every black household.

Date: 1948

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The leaflet helps students understand the grassroots origins of the move to desegregate Topeka's schools. In addition, the leaflet can be combined with other material from the Lucinda Todd collection to provide students with a thorough understanding of her activities related to the Brown v. Board case.

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

Item Number: 213389
Call Number: Lucinda Wilson Todd Coll. #825
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213389

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