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In the letter, Charles E. Bledsoe, attorney for the Topeka Chapter of the NAACP, outlines the general nature of Topeka's situation as influenced by local laws. In particular, Bledsoe refers to the Kansas Permissive Law of 1879 that allowed individual school districts to segregate schools if they so desired. However, the law did not mandate school segregation in Kansas. The response to this letter is Kansas Memory item #213410.

Creator: Bledsoe, Charles E.
Date: September 5, 1950

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Bledsoe's letter to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), helps students understand the basic legal issues concerning the Brown v. Board case and school segregation in Topeka, as well as Kansas as a whole. In addition, Bledsoe's letter can be used in conjunction with the NAACP LDF's reply (#213410) to give students an idea of how local and national branches of the NAACP interacted during the period.

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

Item Number: 213409
Call Number: Lucinda Wilson Todd Coll. #825
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213409

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