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Brown v. Board of Education


Federal Records Relating to Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), Reference Information Paper 112, comp. by Walter B. Hill, Jr. and Trichita M. Chestnut (2004), 34 pp.

Summary: “Describes records that relate to or assist in the understanding of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that prohibited segregation in public schools.” Dates of records: 1896–1977.

I was fortunate to have worked on several projects with the late Walter Hill, Jr. As an archivist at the National Archives in Washington, DC, he was a passionate champion in the preservation and promotion of federal records related to African Americans. His 2004 guide to records pertaining to the Brown v. Board of Education decision was one of his most important accomplishments. 

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