Brown v. Board of Education – The Court Decision that Rocked America 60 years Ago

 

 

 

Brown v. Board of Education

On May 17, 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education, a  history altering decision, that, “in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place"

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas

 

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The Supreme Court's historical rejection of the segregation in Southern schools : Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

Brown v. Board of Education

The case referred to as Brown v. Board of Education was actually the name given to five separate cases that were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the issue of segregation in public schools. These cases were Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA.), Boiling v. Sharpe, and Gebhart v. Ethel. While the facts of each case are different, the main issue in each was the constitutionality of state-sponsored segregation in public  schools.  These cases were handled by Thurgood Marshall and the Legal Defense and Education Fund .

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Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

This book addresses the origins, development, meanings, and consequences of the 1954 Supreme Court decision to end Jim Crow segregation. Using legal documents to frame the debates surrounding the case, Waldo Martin presents Brown v. Board of Education as an event, a symbol, and a key marker in the black liberation struggle.

 

 

 

 

 

Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy (Pivotal Moments in American History)

Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy (Pivotal Moments in American History)

2004 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's unanimous decision to end segregation in public schools. Many people were elated when Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954, the ruling that struck down state-sponsored racial segregation in America's public schools. Thurgood Marshall, chief attorney for the black families that launched the litigation, exclaimed later, "I was so happy, I was numb." The novelist Ralph Ellison ..

 

 

 

 

Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality

Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality

  • Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger provides the fullest possible view of the human and legal drama in the years before 1954, the cumulative assaults on the white power structure that defended segregation, and the step-by-step establishment of a team of inspired black lawyers that could ..
 

 

 

 

 

Brown v. Board of Education : A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled ...
James T. Patterson Ford Foundation Professor of History Brown University, published 2001, 320 pages

Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown V. Board of Education
Gary Orfield, Susan E. Eaton, published 1996, 424 pages

Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement
Michael J. Klarman James Monroe Professor of Law and Professor of History University of Virginia, published 2007, 296 pages

All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half Century of Brown V ...
Charles J. Ogletree, published 2004, 365 pages

 

Sisters of Brown v. Board of Education Said Their Mission Remains Unfulfilled
KSMU Radio, on Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:42:20 -0700
The seven-block walk to a bus stop was too cold for the third-grader during the bitter Kansas winter. A bus would then transport her two miles to the closest black elementary school in Topeka. There was an ... Brown v. Board of Education was not simply ...

Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Board_of_Education
Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal". The research performed by the educational psychologists Kenneth B Clark and Mamie Phipps Clark also influenced the Court's decision.

Brown v. Board of Education - Legal Information Institute - LII
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/347/483
P 493.(d) Segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprives children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities, even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors may be equal.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas - Brown v. Board at Fifty - With ...
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-brown.html
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its legal offspring, the Legal Defense and Educational Fund, developed a systematic attack against the doctrine of "separate but equal." The campaign started at the graduate and professional educational levels.

PBS - The Supreme Court. Expanding Civil Rights. Landmark Cases. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) - PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_brown.html
Mother (Nettie Hunt) and daughter (Nickie) sit on steps of the Supreme Court building on May 18, 1954, the day following the Court's historic decision in Brown v Board of Education.

Civil Rights - Brown v. Board of Education I (1954)
http://www.nationalcenter.org/brown.html
(d) Segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprives children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities, even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors may be equal.

Brown v. Board of Ed is decided — History.com This Day in History ...

Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public ... rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v.

 Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education

 

Educational Materials. Materials for teachers, parents, and students include a bibliography, a teacher guide, school tours, and other resources.

The Plessy Decision. Although the Declaration of Independence stated that "All men are created equal," due to the institution of slavery, this statement was not to  ...

 

 

 

 

 

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