3 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject contains "African Americans--Segregation"
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Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

Date
1957-05-02
Description
The Florida State Legislature passed this resolution in opposition to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case that ended legal segregation in public education. Racial segregation was originally found to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896. That decision laid the legal foundation for what became known as Jim Crow laws throughout the nation, and especially in the U.S. South, by declaring segregation legal only if the facilities were "separate but equal." The Brown decision removed that foundation, and many segregationists saw the case as an opening wedge to ending all segregation. Therefore, the Florida Legislature argued that the decision usurped the state constitutional powers, and passed the resolution to declare the Court's decision in 1954 as null and void.
Collection
Leon County School Board Integration and Student Transportation Plan with Maps, 1970

Leon County School Board Integration and Student Transportation Plan with Maps, 1970

Date
1970-02-06
Description
Series of maps drawn up by the Leon County School Board dividing the county into zones for the purpose of assigning students to schools. A cover letter explains the school board's new policy for assigning students to schools.
Collection
Resolution of the Inter-Civic Council of Tallahassee Calling for the Leon County Schools to Desegregate, and Response, 1957

Resolution of the Inter-Civic Council of Tallahassee Calling for the Leon County Schools to Desegregate, and Response, 1957

Date
1957-04-28
Description
Resolution by the Inter-Civic Council of Tallahassee calling on the Leon County School Board to adhere to the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas and desegregate the Leon County schools with all deliberate speed. A cover letter and the Leon County School Board's response to the resolution are included.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s222_v238_01Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957textAfrican Americans--Civil rights
Segregation
African Americans--Segregation
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n2015-6_b001_f16_01Leon County School Board Integration and Student Transportation Plan with Maps, 1970textSchool integration
Segregation in education
African Americans--Segregation
Busing for school integration
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n2015-6_b001_f02_01Resolution of the Inter-Civic Council of Tallahassee Calling for the Leon County Schools to Desegregate, and Response, 1957textSchool integration
Segregation in education
African Americans--Segregation
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