Some want South Carolina included in Kansas historical site

September 29, 2020 - 10:58 am

A group of historians wants the National Park Service to incorporate locations in South Carolina into its site in Kansas dedicated to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared school segregation illegal. The Post and Courier reports that historians and family members of those who fought for equal education said Monday that they are seeking the inclusion of places in Columbia and Clarendon County in the Brown v. Board of Education historical site. Briggs v. Elliott, a lawsuit filed in Summerton was the first of five lawsuits to be combined into Brown v. Board of Education. Federal recognition would bring money for more preservation and educational programs.

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