being denied access to the new elementary school, the parents hired attorney
Elisha Scott to file a lawsuit against the school district. The case was known
as Webb v. School District No. 90
. The lawsuit argued that a
prohibiting segregation in small towns had been broken when the school board
black students entry to South Park Elementary. This case went through the various
levels of the court system eventually reaching the Kansas State Supreme Court.
In 1949, the Kansas State Supreme Court stated that the black students had
to be allowed to attend South Park Elementary School. Their decision upheld
the state law against segregation in schools in small towns. In September 1949,
black students were admitted into South Park Elementary without incident.