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This article in the Topeka Journal outlines how the Topeka black community reacted to the Supreme Court's decision that segregated schools were unconstitutional, finding in favor of the plaintiffs in the case Brown v. Board of Education. The article includes quotations from MacKenzie Burnett, president of the Topeka NAACP, Oliver Brown (for whom the court case was named), and Lucinda Todd, secretary of the Topeka NAACP. This local chapter had planned a celebration at Monroe Elementary, one of the four segregated black schools in Topeka.

Creator: Millikan, Mona
Date: May 17, 1954

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This article is important because it provides the perspective of the Topeka NAACP; because the historical society does not own the records of the Topeka NAACP, this is the only source regarding this organization that can be put onto Kansas Memory. It could be grouped with other newspaper articles and letters describing reactions to the court's decision.

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

Item Number: 211813
Call Number: K326 Negroes Clippings, v. 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211813

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