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Owned by:
Lucinda Wilson Todd, American, 1903 - 1996  Search this
Subject of:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
29 3/4 x 68 3/4 x 40 1/2 in. (75.6 x 174.6 x 102.9 cm)
dining tables
Place used:
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, United States, North and Central America
early to mid 20th century
Lucinda Todd was the secretary of the Topeka, Kansas branch of the NAACP and the first parent to sign on as plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The dining room of her home was a gathering place both for local members of the NAACP and national figures involved in the case such as Thurgood Marshall, Roy Wilkins, Walter White, and Jack Greenberg. Todd was quoted as saying, "this is where it all started, right here" in reference to the table.
An oval-shaped wood dining room table with cabriole legs ending in whorl feet. On underside, proper left side of table is black, stamped serial number [C-831-34-38F]. Leaf attached to table between sides.
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Education  Search this
Segregation  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Judge Paul L. Brady
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