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Pearsall Plan to Save our Schools

Date: 1956

Author: Pearsall Committee

Biographical/Historical abstract: The Pearsall Committee was formed in 1956 to address the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and created the Pearsall Plan in April of that year.

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Description: In response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional, North Carolina enacted legislation, known as the Pearsall Plan allowing students to be excused from attending an integrated public school. This eight-page voter recruitment booklet, published in 1956, outlines the items in the Pearsall Plan and includes a question and answer section, as well as an example of how the local option in the plan would work.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.1.986

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