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Chief Justice Warren visits Justice Jackson in the hospital to share drafts of the school desegregation cases

Shared with permission of John Q. Barrett’s Jackson list, devoted to the study of Justice Robert Jackson:

On May 8, 1954, sixty years ago today, Justice Robert H. Jackson was a hospital patient—he was spending his fortieth day in Doctors Hospital in downtown Washington, D.C.   Justice Jackson was recuperating from the serious heart attack […]

How Separate But Equal Worked– Some photos from Holly Springs

Ten years or so ago, someone at the Holly Springs school was cleaning a store-room and discovered a display of photographs of the schools in the system in October of 1955. These pictures now hang in the front part of the central offices of the school district.

That was five months after Brown II, […]