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["What is done in our classrooms today will be reflected in the successes or failures of civilization tomorrow." Lindly C. Baxter].

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Creator:Mauldin, Bill, 1921-2003
Title:["What is done in our classrooms today will be reflected in the successes or failures of civilization tomorrow." Lindly C. Baxter].
Date:1958 Nov. 11
Description:

In this drawing, political cartoonist Bill Mauldin commented on the actions of Little Rock to establish private schools to circumvent the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals' November 10, 1958, order to integrate. He used the dilapidated schoolhouse as a metaphor for the disintegration of public school systems in the 1950s. Mauldin gained public recognition for his World War II army cartoons, but when asked what the most important issue of his career had been, Mauldin replied, "The one thing that meant the most to me and that I got involved in was the whole civil rights thing in the sixties."

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Types:Editorial cartoons
Subjects:School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | Government, Resistance to--Arkansas--Little Rock | Private schools--Arkansas--Little Rock | Discrimination in education--Arkansas--Little Rock | Segregation in education--Arkansas--Little Rock | Public schools--Arkansas--Little Rock | Little Rock (Ark.) | Pulaski County (Ark.)
Collection:With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress | "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:[Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress
Original Material:

Papers of Bill Mauldin, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Related Materials:

Exhibited: With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty Years, Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005-2006.

Persistent Link to Item:http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.05517