Series 6 - Education & Youth

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Series 6 - Education & Youth

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Colley believed education was the key to social mobility and equality, and focused much of his effort on fighting discrimination in public schools. In 1960, Governor Pat Brown appointed Colley to the California State Board of Education, making him the first African American to serve in that capacity. Colley was passionate about reforming textbook content, providing equal funding in school districts, and spoke frequently about the role of public education in preserving a democratic society and properly preparing youth for the future.

Items in the Series 6 - Education & Youth Collection

Attorney Colley Named to State Board of Education
Article published following Nathaniel Colley's appointment by Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown's to the California State Board of Education, February 1960.

Letter of Appointment to California State Board of Education
Letter of appointment to California State Board of Education, September 1960.

'Textbooks Are Biased'
Newspaper article articulating Nathaniel Colley's views on public school textbooks, February 1962.

'The Future Belongs to the Prepared'
An address delivered at the National Convention of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority in Seattle, Washington, August 1962.

'Public Schools - Tool of Democracy'
An address delivered by Nathaniel Colley at the nineteenth anniversary of the San Francisco Council for Civic Unity, c. 1962.

California State Board of Education
California State Board of Education, April 1962.