Education

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Education

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, in Article 26:

(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

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Telegram from M.A. Nash, Chancellor of the State Regents for Higher Education to George L. Cross, President of the University of Oklahoma
Telegram from M.A. Nash, Chancellor of the State Regents for Higher Education to George L. Cross, President of the University of Oklahoma stating that Langston University School of Law is substantially equal in every way.

Mass Meeting Equal Education and The Law located in the Bus. Ad. Bldg. on Tuesday 10 December 8 O'clock to discuss the existing Oklahoma State Statutes concerning Segregation Title 70, Sections 451-464
Pamphlet of a Mass Meeting Equal Education and The Law located in the Bus. Ad. Bldg. on Tuesday 10 December 8 O'clock to discuss the existing Oklahoma State Statutes concerning Segregation Title 70, Sections 451-464

Letter to Dean J.E. Fellows from President of the University of Oklahoma, George L. Cross, stating that Admissions is to "refuse admission to all Negroes..: 1948
Letter to Dean J.E. Fellows from President of the University of Oklahoma, George L. Cross, stating that Admissions is to "refuse admission to all Negroes..: 1948

Attorney General Mac Williamson directed the State Board of Regents to establish the…

United States Supreme Court Case No. 32,756 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, Plaintiff in Error, v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, George L. Cross, Maurice H. Merrill, George Wadsack and Roy Gittinger, Defendants in Error
Cover of the US Supreme Court Case of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, George L. Cross, Maurice H. Merrill, George Wadsack and Roy Gittinger, Defendants in Error

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher c. 1948-1949
Black and white image of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, undated but believed to be circa 1948-1949, taken for newspaper articles about Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, Supreme Court Case

Letter from Constituent to Senator Mike Monroney in opposition to HR 13079 or forced busing
Typewritten letter from Constituent to Senator Mike Monroney in opposition to HR 13079 or forced busing. Constituent states that subtle desegregation is needed instead of "instant" desegregation.

Letter from Winston Weathers to Governor Robert S. Kerr
Typewritten letter from Winston Weathers to Governor Robert S. Kerr concerning Ada Lois Sipuel who was denied admission to the University of Oklahoma. Weather is in support of Ada Lois Sipuel admission to OU.

Letter from J. Alexander Byrd to Governor Robert S. Kerr
Typewritten letter from J. Alexander Byrd to Governor Robert S. Kerr concerning the University of Oklahoma's delayed admission of Ada Lois Sipuel. Byrd addresses his time in the United State military service and that all Americans are created equal.…

Letter from Maurice L. Mahon, Chairman of the Friendship House, Social Action Group to Governor Robert S. Kerr
Typewritten letter from Maurice L. Mahon, Chairman of the Friendship House, Social Action Group to Governor Robert S. Kerr in regards to the denied admittance of Ada Lois Sipuel to the OU School of Law based on race. Mahon requests new legislation to…

Letter from BC Franklin to Governor Robert S. Kerr concerning the Negro Board of Regents
Typewritten letter from Attorney BC Franklin to Governor Robert S. Kerr indicating interest in becoming the chairman of the Negro Board of Regents.
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