New York State Archives, NYSA_B0496-05_04915_Petition_1943-09-22
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Civil Rights Inquiry
How do individuals change society?
Discusss segregation and inequality in education
Discuss the role of the individual in bringing about change
Write an essay or participate in a Socratic Seminar discussing the influence of individuals in the Hillburn Case. Use evidence from the documents to evaluate the impact individual citizens had on the decision of the Commissioner.
Compare the desegregation case in Hillburn, New York to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) Supreme Court case.
Is there currently inequality in education in New York State? How can you work to bring about equality in education?
Identify the problem with the school in Hillburn, NY in 1943 using evidence from the documents.
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