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Statement by Benjamin L. Smith regarding Brown v. Board of Education

Date: circa 1955

Author: Benjamin Lee Smith

Biographical/Historical abstract: Benjamin Lee Smith was superintendent of the Greensboro City Schools at the time of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision ordering desegregation of public schools.

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Description: This one-page statement regarding the Brown v. Board of Education decision was drafted by Greensboro school superintendent Benjamin L. Smith around 1955. Smith says that the school desegregation process “calls for a degree of restraint on the part of the Negro race and an acceptance of concession on the part of the white race.” The original purpose of the statement and its use is unknown.

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Format of original: Other

Collection: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.1.988

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