Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows: Part 9
The Biggest Coup in History?
This is Part 9 of a blog series titled “Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows.”
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In May, 1906, eighteen residents of Sitka, Alaska testified in a federal school integration case called Davis et al. v. Sitka School Board.
In 1905, Congress had passed the Nelson Act, authorizing funds for public schools in Alaska for white children and children of “mixed blood who lead a civilized life.” Before the Nelson Act, federal funds went to educate Alaskan children “without regard to race,” though in segregated schools. 5,832 more words