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Harry Clifton Byrd's Statement before the Legislative Council, "The University of Maryland and Higher Education for Negroes", July 16, 1947


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Summary:Byrd's Statement titled "The University of Maryland and Higher Education for Negroes" before the Legislative Council on July 16, 1947. The inclusion of African Americans at the University of Maryland was a very controversial topic during this time. Byrd released this statement to inform the community about decisions regarding integrated education, housing, and academic opportunity.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:College Park
Temporal subject: 1901-2000
1941-1950
1947-07-16
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College Park
Topical subjects: Byrd, Harry Clifton, 1889-1970
Maryland Agricultural College
Civic leaders
School integration
Segregation in higher education
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Racism
Legislative councils
ArchivesUM location:Harry Clifton Byrd papers
  • series 1
  • box 8
  • accession 72-4
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:University of Maryland
University AlbUM Browse terms:People
Copyright holder:University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Collection:University AlbUM
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