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A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948
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TitleA Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948
AbstractComprehensive article about Esther Swirk Brown, or Esther Brown (1917-1970), "a white Jewish woman from Kansas City," describing her late 1940s desegregation efforts, including helping to "combat segregation in suburban Kansas City's South Park township," with photos of people involved and the stark contrast between school facilities for blacks and whites. Description also of the early history of the South Park township in Johnson County, Kansas, founded in 1887, and the result of her efforts, "the U. S. Supreme Court's historic 1954 decision in 'Brown v Board of Education of Topeka' outlawing segregation in all American public schools."
AuthorMilton S. Katz
Susan B. Tucker
SourceKansas History
Local SubjectBrown, Esther Swirk
Johnson County, Kansas
Item TypeMagazine Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID107703
CONTENTdm number14962
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