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Harold R. Fatzer to J. Lindsay Almond Jr.

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Creator: Fatzer, Harold R

Date: July 13, 1951

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Records of the Attorney General's Office, Brown v. Board Files, Box 1, Folder 1

Unit ID: 211842

Summary: In this letter, Attorney General of Kansas Harold Fatzer responds to a letter by J. Lindsay Almond, Attorney General of Virginia. Almond had inquired about a school segregation suit against the Topeka Board of Education. Fatzer mentions a similar case in South Carolina, Briggs v. Elliott, and states that the plaintiffs in the Topeka case were arguing that segregation violated their rights under the 14th Amendment. Virginia would later join Kansas as one of the five states represented in the case Brown v. Board of Education. This case reached the U. S. Supreme Court, and in 1954 segregated school facilities were declared unconstitutional. Attached to this letter is Almond?s initial inquiry.

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Title (Main title): Harold R. Fatzer to J. Lindsay Almond Jr.


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