Brown v. Board of Education

Records of Executive Agencies

Federal Records Pertaining to
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954)

Part II: Records Relating Directly to the Brown Decision, ca. 1954

Records of Executive Agencies

General Records of the Department of Justice, RG 60

National Archives at College Park, MD

Classified Subject Files, 1930-1987

Case File: 144-012-17, Sections 1-2
This case file includes newspaper articles relating to the ruling of the Brown (1954) decision and school segregation in public schools.

Case File: 144-16-84, Sections 1-7
This case file contains correspondence and legal documents pertaining to the Brown (1954) case regarding education and segregation in public schools as a violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

Case File: 144-19-233
This case file includes correspondence relating to an anonymous letter to A. T. Walden, a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attorney in Atlanta. The case relates to Brown (1954), involving a white citizen conspiring to murder Negro citizens if they tried to attend white schools. The file also includes correspondence relating to Tom Linder, candidate for governor, and his speech to preserve segregation in public schools.