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Warren, Earl (1891-1974) Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. Inscribed to Peter H. Brandt.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07940 Author/Creator: Warren, Earl (1891-1974) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet signed Date: 1954/05/17 Pagination: 15 p. 22.8 x 14.6 cm.

The Supreme Court's Decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

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