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Abstract This collection contains correspondence, reports, legal documents, clippings, and briefing books produced and collected by Cynthia Brown during the course of her work between 1975 and 1982, first as the principal deputy of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare’s Office for Civil Rights, and subsequently as the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. It also includes a draft of her memoir, "Twenty Years On: Equity in Education and Civil Rights...
Abstract Phyllis McClure (1938-2010) was a longtime civil rights activist and advocate for disadvantaged students in U.S. public schools. In her position at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund from 1969 through 1994, she was known for exposing the misuse of federal money under the Title I program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. She demonstrated that school districts were regularly using Title I funds, which were intended to improve education for impoverished students,...
Dates: 1957 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1969 - 2010