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Sen. Gray to Head Study On Barring Integration
Original Author: Richmond News Leader
Created: September 13, 1954
Medium: Newspaper front page
Publisher: Richmond News Leader

“Sen. Gray to Head Study On Barring Integration”,The Valentine,Thursday

A photograph on the front page of the September 13, 1954, edition of the Richmond News Leader shows Governor Thomas B. Stanley addressing members of the state commission formed to find "legal means … to preserve segregated schools … in Virginia." The commission was assembled in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, handed down on May 17, 1954, which mandated the desegregation of public schools.  

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