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Phase Two - Retrenchment and Redirection - 1954

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, which provides a legal precedent for desegregation of schools, barely makes a ripple in Georgia. Under the administration of Governor Herman Talmage, integrated schools are illegal. A follow-up statement by the Supreme Court demands that the nation’s schools be integrated with “deliberate speed.”