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Creator:Mauldin, Bill, 1921-2003
Title:Inch by inch
Date:1960 Sept. 1

Despite the legal mandate to integrate, school districts were slow to accommodate African American children, as Bill Mauldin metaphorically shows here with three young students working hard to open the door of "School segregation" a mere crack. At its annual meeting in 1960, the National Education Association rejected proposals to support the Supreme Court decision, instead opting for a watered-down resolution describing integration as "an evolving process." Because of school boards' reluctance to follow either the letter or the spirit of the law, segregation remained in effect well into the 1960s.

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Types:Editorial cartoons
Subjects:School integration--United States | School children--United States | Discrimination in education--United States | Segregation in education--United States | United States
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 | 2005/2006
Original Material:

Forms part of the 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.05522