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Attorney Robert Carter acknowledges receipt of a copy of a letter from McKinley Burnett sent with an enclosed memo from Superintendent of Topeka Schools, Kenneth McFarland. Carter advises Burnett that if the McFarland proceeds in this (possible dismissal of Negro teachers) he would immediately initiate a court action. Carter further advises that he would be in Des Moines and that he would be happy to meet any teachers who have received "these notices."

Date: March 31, 1953

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This letter helps students understand how tense the situation was in Topeka as the Brown v. Board case went forward. In addition, this letter can be combined with other material from Robert Carter in order to give students some insight into his role in helping bring the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Item Number: 213404
Call Number: Lucinda Wilson Todd Coll. #825
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213404

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