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Leflar, Robert What the Supreme Court Said...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.25 Author/Creator: Leflar, Robert Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1955 Pagination: 12 p. ; 22.9 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet printed by the Southern Regional Council in 1955 on the school segregation decision by Robert A . Leflar. The publication includes an analysis of the Supreme Court decision which diverged from the position that NAACP counsel and Solicitor General Sobeloff had requested. Also printed is the decision and implementation of the decision.

Background Information: Brown v. Board of Education was a United States Supreme Court case establishing that separate schools due to race were unconstitutional. This decision did not give specific methods to end ...segregation in schools.

Southern Regional Council formulated in 1944 to combat racial violence and advocate for equality in the Southern states. It sought for white people to aid in the cause for black people obtain equal rights.
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People: Sobeloff, Simon, 1894-1973
Leflar, Robert A., 1901-1997

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: SegregationSupreme CourtLegislationLawCivil RightsEducation ReformAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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