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This is a carbon copy of a letter dated September 13, 1948, from Daniel S. Sawyer on behalf of the Citizens Committee for Civil Rights to the Topeka Board of Education. This lengthy letter outlined efforts in 1942 to make Superintendent McFarland aware of the concerns of the Topeka branch of the NAACP related to segregated elementary schools. It then discusses current conditions in the Topeka schools. In addition, the letter voices objections to the policies of Superintendent of Negro School, Harrison Caldwell, and Superintendent of Topeka Schools, Dr. Kenneth McFarland. It references a "supplement in regard to the achievements of Negroes" that was to be attached but was not included with this document.

Creator: Sawyer, Daniel S.
Date: September 13, 1948

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The letter to the Topeka Board of Education can be used in conjunction with other material to discuss the growing civil rights/desegregation movement in Kansas during the late 1940s. It, also, can be combined with other documents related to the Citizen's Committee on Civil Rights to help students understand the efforts the Committee had undertaken to let the Topeka board understand their concerns about the policies of Harrison Caldwell and Dr. Kenneth McFarland.

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

Item Number: 213393
Call Number: Lucinda Wilson Todd Coll. #825
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213393

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