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Brown v. Board of Education

Introduction

Through the ruling in the Supreme Court case on Brown v. Board of Education and subsequent events in southern public schools, including the Little Rock crisis in Arkansas, the need for school desegregation became increasingly relevant.

Documents

Document: March for Integrated Schools. “A Petition for Integrated Schools to the President and the Congress of the United States,” January 1959

Document: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Southern Christian Leadership Conference). Telegram to Dwight D. (Dwight David) Eisenhower, 25 September 1957

Document: Emery, Jane. “Can you meet the challenge?” The Tiger, 17 September 1957.