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This photograph shows the first grade class at State Street Elementary School, taught by Miss Hunt. It was taken shortly after Topeka elementary schools were racially integrated in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in the case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Prior to this decision, which made segregated schools unconstitutional, State Street had been a school for white children only.

Creator: Schrock, John Edward
Date: January 27, 1955-January 28, 1955

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This image could be paired with a variety of sources that discuss the integration of Topeka schools, particular the oral history interview with Christina Jackson, whose children attended State Street.

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

Item Number: 211809
Call Number: Schrock, John Edward Coll. Box 16
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211809

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