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Curator’s Choice: National Archives at Kansas City

On 60th anniversary, National Archive shares original Brown v. Board documents

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This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, case, which stated that segregated schools are unconstitutional.

The historic decision was handed down May 17, 1954. Just a few years earlier, the District of Kansas upheld a state law that required black and white children to attend separate schools.

The original filings from the district court are among the holdings at the National Archives at Kansas City.

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