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Pupil Assignment Act

The Pupil Assignment Act was a 1955 piece of legislation enacted by the legislature of North Carolina which sought to delay the racial desegregation of the public schools. It was passed before the Pearsall Plan. The federal court case Brown v. Board of Education had led to nationwide pressure for school desegregation, and with this act North Carolina sought to sidestep the issue by removing any mention of segregation from state statutes, devolving the decision to local school boards.


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