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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portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be
allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's
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The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.
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