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by Paul E. Wilson

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Paul E. Wilson
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University Press of Kansas; 1st edition (March 30, 1995)
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Wilson reminds us that Brown was not one case but four-including similar cases in South Carolina, Virginia, and Delaware-and that it was only a quirk of fate that brought this young lawyer to center stage at the Supreme Court. But the Kansas case and his own role, he argues, were different from the others in significant ways.

With quiet candor Paul Wilson reflects upon his role as the Kansas assistant attorney general assigned "to defend the .

With quiet candor Paul Wilson reflects upon his role as the Kansas assistant attorney general assigned "to defend the indefensible"-the policy of "separate but equal" that was overturned on May 17, 1954, by Linda Brown's suit. We didn't need Mr. Wilson to write a profound historic text.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 . 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the . Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality

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Wilson contributes to a more complete understanding of how Brown evolved and how the case was perceived by members of the Supreme Court.

This thoughtful and engaging memoir opens up a previously hidden side to what many consider the most important Supreme Court decision of the twentieth century. With quiet candor Paul Wilson reflects upon his role as the Kansas assistant attorney general assigned "to defend the indefensible"-the policy of "separate but equal" that was overturned on May 17, 1954, by Linda Brown's suit. Wilson contributes to a more complete understanding of how Brown evolved and how the case was perceived by members of the Supreme Court.

A Time to Lose: Representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education by Paul E. Wilson (Kansas: 1995). Reporting Civil Rights, Part One: American Journalism 1941-1963 (Library of America) by Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Bill Kovach, Carol Polsgrove. com/p/articles/mi qn4179/is 20040515/ai n11814179/pg 2.

Saved in: Main Author: Wilson, Paul E. 1913-2001. Copy 1. Lost-System Applied. Published: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1995.

Recommend this journal. History of Education Quarterly. Wilson (Kansas: 1995)

A Time to Lose: Representing Kansas in Brown v.

Paul Edwin Wilson, American lawyer, educator. A Time to Lose: Representing Kansas in Brown v. Bar: Kansas 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952, United States Court Appeals 1950. Recipient Justice award Kansas Supreme Court, 1992; cited for Distinguished Service to Bar and Public, Kansas Bar Association, 1987, Governor Kansas, House Representatives, Kansas; Distinguished Service award . This thoughtful and engaging memoir opens up a previously hidden side to what many consider the most important Supreme Court decision of the twentieth century.

This thoughtful and engaging memoir opens up a previously hidden side to what many consider the most important Supreme Court decision of the twentieth century. With quiet candor Paul Wilson reflects upon his role as the Kansas assistant attorney general assigned "to defend the indefensible"—the policy of "separate but equal" that was overturned on May 17, 1954, by Linda Brown's precedent-shattering suit.The Brown decision ended legally sanctioned racial segregation in our nation's public schools, expanded the constitutional concepts of equal protection and due process of law, and in many ways launched the modern civil rights movement. Since that time, it has been cited by appellate courts in thousands of federal and state cases, analyzed in thousands of books and articles, and remains a cornerstone of law school education.Wilson reminds us that Brown was not one case but four-including similar cases in South Carolina, Virginia, and Delaware-and that it was only a quirk of fate that brought this young lawyer to center stage at the Supreme Court. But the Kansas case and his own role, he argues, were different from the others in significant ways. His recollections reveal why.Recalling many events known only to Brown insiders, Wilson re-creates the world of 1950s Kansas, places the case in the context of those times and politics, provides important new information about the state's ambivalent defense, and then steps back to suggest some fundamental lessons about his experience, the evolution of race relations, and the lawyer's role in the judicial resolution of social conflict.Throughout these reflections Wilson's voice shines through with sincerity, warmth, and genuine humility. Far from a self-serving apology by one of history's losers, his memoir reminds us once again that there are good people on every side of the issues that divide us and that truth and meaning are not the special preserve of history's winners.