Article, “Text of Message on School Desegregation”

June 20, 1963

New York State Education Commissioner James E. Allen orders school districts to create a plan to address racial imbalances. His order defines a racially imbalanced school as “one having 50 per cent or more Negro pupils enrolled.”

James E. Allen, “Text of Message on School Desegregation,” Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), June 20, 1963.
Reprinted with permission from Democrat and Chronicle and ProQuest.

New York state order to desegregate schools

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