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This article describes how the desegregation of schools in the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education case would affect black schoolteachers across Kansas. The author gives the example of Topeka where, when the school board began desegregating schools prior to the final decision in the Brown case, black teachers lost their jobs. Although the school board wanted to "avoid any disruption of the professional life of career teachers," many schools were hesitant to place black teachers in classrooms containing both white and black students. Members of the black community who had opposed the Brown v. Board case at the local level had feared that integration would apply only to students, not to teachers, and it appeared to some that this would in fact be the case.

Creator: Murphy, Anna Mary
Date: January 29, 1956

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This source could be grouped with other newspaper articles that discuss the process of integration to encourage discussion about the challenges of desegregation. Students could use this group of sources to formulate plans for integration that would potentially solve some of these problems.

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

Item Number: 211829
Call Number: K326 Negroes Clippings, v. 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211829

Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Teachers
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1945-1990 (Kansas_Benchmark 3) - Brown v. Board (Indicator 1) - Integrated schools
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1945-1990 (Kansas_Benchmark 3) - Brown v. Board (Indicator 1) - Process of integration
Date - 1950s - 1956
Education - Primary - Students
Education - Primary - Teachers
Education - Segregation and desegregation - Brown v. Board
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Courts - United States Supreme Court
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
People - African Americans - Discrimination
People - African Americans - Discrimination - Segregation
Places - Cities and towns - Atchison
Places - Cities and towns - Coffeyville
Places - Cities and towns - Fort Scott
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Cities and towns - Parsons
Places - Cities and towns - Salina
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Atchison
Places - Counties - Bourbon
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Labette
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Montgomery
Places - Counties - Saline
Places - Counties - Sedgwick
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Eisenhower Years, 1946 - 1961 - Civil Rights Movement
Type of Material - Newspapers - Clippings

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