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Coming Walter White

Coming Walter White
Date: 1949
This flyer announces the upcoming visit of NAACP executive secretary Walter White to Topeka on Tuesday, April 26, 8:15 p.m., Memorial Hall, 10th and Jackson. Under his leadership, the NAACP established the Legal Defense Fund, which helped fight segregation and disenfranchisement throughout the U.S.


Lucinda Todd to Walter White

Lucinda Todd to Walter White
Creator: Todd, Lucinda Wilson, 1903-1996
Date: August 29, 1950
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.


Walter White addressing audience at Memorial Hall

Walter White addressing audience at Memorial Hall
Creator: Lockhart, Monroe
Date: April 26, 1949
This photograph taken in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall of Topeka's Memorial Building, shows NAACP executive secretary Walter White addressing a crowd that included former Kansas Governor and Senator Arthur Capper, who was a member of the NAACP board of directors. During his presentation, which was part of his 10-day tour of five mid-Western states, White predicted the eventual end of segregation in the U.S.


Walter White to Lucinda Todd

Walter White to Lucinda Todd
Creator: White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955
Date: September 13, 1950
This Letter mentions the receipt of Todd's letter of August 29, 1950, about the situation in Topeka's elementary schools. White mentioned that he would immediately refer the letter to his legal department and said that Todd should expect to hear from him shortly.


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