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Thurgood Marshall & W.J. Durham Confer

 W.J. Durham (R), attorney for the NAACP, talks with Thurgood Marshall, the organization's chief counsel, in Federal Court. The NAACP has petitioned the court to order immediate integration in the schools of Dallas. The city's school board has asked for a delay in integration past the 1959-1960 school year because "each day that passes lessens the chance of violence."

30 Jul 1959, Dallas, Texas, USA — Original caption: 7/30/1959-Dallas, TX: W.J. Durham (R), attorney for the NAACP, talks with Thurgood Marshall, the organization’s chief counsel, in Federal Court. The NAACP has petitioned the court to order immediate integration in the schools of Dallas. The city’s school board has asked for a delay in integration past the 1959-1960 school year because “each day that passes lessens the chance of violence.”