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On May 17, 1954, "the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, outlawing racial segregation in our Nation's schools." (From Presidential proclamation)

 

Websites:

Presidential Proclamation of the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Brown Foundation
The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research was established in 1988 to serve as a living tribute to the attorneys, community organizers and plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of May 17, 1954, Brown v. the Board of Education.

History of the Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
From the National Park Service (Kansas)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Part of 100 milestone documents, a cooperative effort among National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps.

 

Books:

A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School

 

A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School (2009)
By Carlotta Walls LaNier

After Brown v. Board of Education, the teenager volunteered to be among the first black students--she was the youngest--to integrate nearby Central High School. But getting through the door was only the first of many trials. This inspiring memoir is not only a testament to the power of one to make a difference but also of the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history. (From Summary)

 

 

 

 

The Shame of the Nation by Jonathan Kozol

 

The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America (2005)
by Jonathan Kozol
 

Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. (From Summary)

 

 

 

 

 

Brown v. Board of Education : caste, culture, and the constitution

Brown v. Board of Education : caste, culture, and the constitution (2003)
By Robert J. Cottrol

Before 1954, both law and custom mandated strict racial segregation throughout much of the nation. That began to change with Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark decision that overturned the pernicious "separate but equal" doctrine. (From Summary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision

Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision (2002)
by Peter H. Irons

In this groundbreaking legal history, Irons explores the 150-year struggle against Jim Crow education, showing how the great victory over segregation was won, then lost again. (From Summary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown v. Board of Education : a brief history with documents

 

Brown v. Board of Education : a brief history with documents (1998)

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka was one of the most important legal decisions in the US this century and the effects of desegregation and the legacy of the civil rights movement still greatly influence race relations today. Over thirty primary documents are here used to place the Brown case in its historical context with both contemporary and retrospective responses. (From Summary)

 

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