Equal Pay for Black Teachers

When they returned to the classroom after their service in World War II, many African American teachers were inspired to gain equality of pay with white educators. With the help of the NAACP Legal Team, this equal pay movement played out in federal courts throughout the South, including in South Carolina, where Albert Thompson sued the Board of School Commissioners in Richland County on behalf of the black teachers and principals in the county's School District 1.

Subject

African Americans | Education

Creator

Records of District Courts of the United States,
Record Group 21

Source

Columbia Civil Case Files, 1938-1957

Date

February 6, 1945

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 16 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 279297

Coverage

Richland County (S.C).

Original Format

Paper
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