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Letter, 1961 Dec. 11, (Columbia, S.C.), John H. McCray, to Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., (Hollis, Long Island, N.Y.)

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Creator:McCray, John Henry, 1910-1987
Title:Letter, 1961 Dec. 11, (Columbia, S.C.), John H. McCray, to Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., (Hollis, Long Island, N.Y.)
Date:1961 Dec. 11

Letter from John H. McCray of Columbia, South Carolina to Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr. of Hollis, Long Island, New York regarding the date the school segregation case Brown v. Board of Education was filed. McCray notes the likelihood that the Clarendon County, South Carolina school segregation case, Briggs v. Elliott, was the oldest of the five cases combined under the Brown v. Board of Education case argued before the United States Supreme Court and decided in 1954. The letter is written on Pittsburgh Courier letterhead.

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:McCray, John Henry, 1910-1987 | DeLaine, Joseph A. (Joseph Armstrong), 1898-1974 | Brown, Oliver, 1918- | Briggs, Harry, d. 1986 | African American journalists--South Carolina | African American clergy--New York (State)--New York | African Americans--Civil rights--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Civil rights--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Segregation in education--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Segregation in education--Kansas--Topeka | Trials--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Trials--Kansas--Topeka | United States. Supreme Court | African Americans--Segregation--South Carolina--Clarendon County | African Americans--Segregation--Kansas--Topeka | Race discrimination--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Race discrimination--Kansas--Topeka | Clarendon County (S.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Topeka (Kan.)--Race relations--History--20th century | McCray, John Henry, 1910-1987--Correspondence | DeLaine, Joseph A. (Joseph Armstrong), 1898-1974--Correspondence | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Briggs, Harry, d. 1986--Trials, litigation, etc. | United States, South Carolina, Richland County, Columbia, 34.0007104, -81.0348144 | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
Collection:Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine Papers ca. 1918-2000
Institution:University of South Carolina
Contributors:University of South Carolina. Libraries. Digital Collections | South Caroliniana Library
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Legal size - 9625 - (Folder 11), Joseph Armstrong DeLaine papers, ca. 1918-2000, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbus, South Carolina.

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