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Register of the The Integration Project : The Dorothy Doyle Collection, 1967-1978, n.d.
MSS 020  
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The Integration Papers (1970's) is an alphabetical subject collection. The series contains a wide range of material pertinent to The Project, including legal papers, newspaper articles, minutes of meetings, reports, and publications. This large archive documents the segregation of Los Angeles schools, the litigation around that issue, and community organizing about education.
Civil Rights struggles after World War II created the climate for the landmark 1954 United States Supreme Court Brownv. Board of Education decision that overturned nineteenth-century law. The court ruled that educational facilities "which separate Blacks from whites are inherently unequal." As a result, in 1963, a Black student in Los Angeles by the name of Mary Crawford, sued the Los Angeles School Board for segregating and denying her equal opportunity under this new law. Years of litigation followed as several L.A. boards of education appealed this high court decision.
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