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William Reynolds vs. The Board of Education of the City of Topeka, depositions

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Creator: Kansas Supreme Court

Date: 1902-1905

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Kansas Supreme Court, Case #13140

Unit ID: 473358

Summary: These set of records are depositions related to the William Reynolds v. Board of Education of the City of Topeka Kansas Supreme Court Case. William Reynolds, the plaintiff, was a resident of Lowman Hill school district and the father of Raoul Reynolds, an eight-year-old student who had attended a desegregated school in the district until the building was destroyed by fire. A new and modern brick building, Lowman School, was constructed; however, it was designated for white students and black students were forced to attend an older and undesirable building, Douglass School. In February 1902, William Reynolds brought his son to Lowman School for enrollment, but the principal refused because the child was of African descent. Mr. Reynolds was directed to enroll his son in Douglass School designated for black students. The plaintiff accused the Board of Education of violating the Constitution of the State of Kansas and the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Reynolds demanded that his son be admitted to Lowman School, to be taught without regard to his race or color, and to be treated in all respects as a white child.

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Title (Main title): William Reynolds vs. The Board of Education of the City of Topeka, depositions

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