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Paul E. Wilson to T. Justin Moore

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Creator: Wilson, Paul E., 1913-2001

Date: June 10, 1953

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Records of the Attorney General's Office, Brown v. Board Files, Box 1, Folder 2

Unit ID: 211845

Summary: In this letter, assistant attorney general Paul Wilson responded to T. Justin Moore?s query about the desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Wilson writes that he is not fully informed of the current situation in Topeka, but that he believes the school board is beginning the integration process in anticipation of the court?s ruling that segregation is unconstitutional. He also mentioned that some contracts for African-American teachers had not been renewed because the board felt that many white parents would not want their children to be taught by black teachers. Wilson was a defense attorney for the Topeka school board and he argued their case before the Supreme Court. On May 17, 1954, Chief Justice Earl Warren handed down the ruling that segregated educational facilities were indeed unconstitutional.

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Title (Main title): Paul E. Wilson to T. Justin Moore


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