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Major problem in Kansas--negro teachers hit by desegregation

Dates: January 29, 1956

Creator: Murphy, Anna Mary

This article describes how the desegregation of schools in the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education case would affect black schoolteachers across Kansas. The author gives the example of Topeka where, when the school board began desegregating schools prior to the final decision in the Brown case, black teachers lost their jobs. Although the school board wanted to ?avoid any disruption of the professional life of career teachers,? many schools were hesitant to place black teachers in classrooms containing both white and black students. Members of the black community who had opposed the Brown v. Board case at the local level had feared that integration would apply only to students, not to teachers, and it appeared to some that this would in fact be the case.

  • Major problem in Kansas--negro teachers hit by desegregation
  • Major problem in Kansas--negro teachers hit by desegregation
Major problem in Kansas--negro teachers hit by desegregation