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School desegregation, 1954-1958 subject note: These items concern the initial reactions to Brown v. Board of Education and the initial activities related to desegregation of public schools following that decision. Topics include the first African American students admitted to predominantly white schoo


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Item thumbnail image North Carolina Reaction to The Supreme Court Decision on Segregation
Date: 1954
By: Benjamin Lee Smith
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This three-page report written by Benjamin L. Smith, around 1954, regards the North Carolina reaction to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Smith writes that ther...
Item thumbnail image How Will The Supreme Court Decision Affect Greensboro and North Carolina?
Date: April 20, 1954
By: James Mattocks
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This is a handwritten copy of a speech titled “How Will the Supreme Court Decision Affect Greensboro and North Carolina” by High Point attorney, James Mattocks, given to the Greensboro Com...
Item thumbnail image Resolution with Respect to Decision of the United States Supreme Court Banning Segregation in the Public Schools
Date: May 18, 1954
By: Greensboro City Board of Education
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This resolution passed by the Greensboro City Board of Education on May 18, 1954 states that the board will “instruct the Superintendent [Benjamin L. Smith] to study and report to the Board rega...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Harry McMullian
Date: August 23, 1954
By: Benjamin Lee Smith
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
In this two-page letter, dated August 23, 1954, Greensboro Superintendent of Schools Benjamin L. Smith recommends that North Carolina Attorney General Harry McMullian attend hearings regarding the ...
Item thumbnail image Biographical information on Benjamin L. Smith
Date: 1955
By: Benjamin Lee Smith
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This four-page document provides biographical information about Benjamin L. Smith, including a brief biographical sketch and lists of his organizations, accomplishments, and interests. Smith had serve...
Item thumbnail image Benjamin L. Smith
Date: 1955
By: unknown
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This photographic portrait of Benjamin L. Smith was taken around 1955, by an unindentified photographer. Smith was Greensboro's Superintendent of School at this time....
Item thumbnail image Public Schools, Desegregation, and North Carolina's Future
Date: 1955
By: Edward Kidder Graham, Jr.
From: Chancellor Edward Kidder Graham Jr. Records
This speech, given by Chancellor Edward Graham Jr., addresses the challenges facing North Carolina's public school system in the wake of the Brown v. the Board of Education...
Item thumbnail image Statement by Benjamin L. Smith regarding Brown v. Board of Education
Date: 1955
By: Benjamin Lee Smith
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
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...
Item thumbnail image Church and Desegregation
Date: March 13, 1955
By: Benjamin Lee Smith
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This speech titled “The Church and Desegregation” was delivered by Greensboro City Schools Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith to Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Ca...
Item thumbnail image Superintendent and Desegregation
Date: May 21, 1955
By: Benjamin Lee Smith
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This speech by Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, was given to the American Association of University Women in Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 21, 1955, and presents Smith’s position...