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First Letter from the Lucinda Todd, of the Topeka Chapter of the NAACP, to NAACP Executive Secretary Walter White. In the letter, Todd outlines the problems in Topeka and the fact that the Topeka Chapter of the NAACP wants to test the limits of Kansas law regarding segregated schools. The letter eventually led to the involvement of the NAACP and the arrival of the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and Executive team to the Todd home in Topeka for Brown case strategy sessions.
Creator: Todd, Lucinda Wilson, 1903-1996
Date: August 29, 1950
Todd's letter to White helps students understand how the Brown case's move toward the national spotlight began. In addition, Todd's letter can be combined with White's reply (#213406) and Todd's summary of the events preceding the Brown case (#213407).
KS: 11th: 3.1.: Brown v. Board (2005)
Item Number: 213405
Call Number: Lucinda Wilson Todd Coll. #825
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213405
Collections - Manuscript - Todd, Lucinda Wilson
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1945-1990 (Kansas_Benchmark 3) - Brown v. Board (Indicator 1) - Plaintiffs in the court cases
Date - 1950s - 1950
Education - Segregation and desegregation - Brown v. Board
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Courts - United States Supreme Court
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Civil rights - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans - Discrimination - Segregation
People - Notable Kansans - Todd, Lucinda Wilson, 1903-1996
People - Notable People - White, Walter Francis, 18993-1955
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Other States - New York
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters