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African American Education
Why was education targeted by the NAACP?
It was obvious that whilst children were being educated separately, they weren't being educated equally
­ could highlight that segregation was illegal in terms of Plessy v Ferguson, 1896.
In 1949, South Carolina spent an average of $179 a year…

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By 1957, only 750 of 6,300 southern school districts had desegregated ­ only 3% of black students in
the south were in mixed schools ­ in 1958, 58% of black children remained in segregated schools ­ de
jure change = limited.


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