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Legacy of Brown

Date: May 16, 1984

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This May 16, 1984 editorial published in the Greensboro News & Record explores the legacy of the 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared de jure school segregation unconstitutional and overturned earlier rulings that provided for “separate but equal” facilities. The artical notes that while North Carolina avoided the outright resistance to the ruling that swept some other Southern states, desegregation had been a slow process in North Carolina. The editorial does note that racial considerations still played a role in the realignment of school district boundaries in Guilford County's three school districts, and mentions the debate of whether these districts should be merged.

This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.917

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