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Speech, Des Moines, Iowa

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Creator: Todd, Lucinda Wilson, 1903-1996

Date: 1953

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Lucinda Wilson Todd Coll. #825

Unit ID: 213403

Summary: Lucinda Todd made this speech in Des Moines, Iowa, on the background of the Brown v. Board segregation case. The primary goal of the speech was to raise funds for the attorneys fees required to take the case to the Supreme Court. The speech also provides an excellent recounting of the issues that spawned the Brown case, including the Topeka, Kansas, African-American community's problems with Superintendent Dr. Kenneth McFarland and, Director of Negro Schools, Harrison Caldwell.

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Title (Main title): Speech, Des Moines, Iowa

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