On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on Brown v. Board of Education that ended legal segregation in public schools. Saturday and Sunday between 9AM-5PM, the Brown v. Board National Historic site is conducting a historic reenactment of the Brown decision and the response to it – on Twitter! You can follow the action using hashtags: #Brown1954. #Topeka #BrownvBoard
Want to dig in to the case itself?
- For background on the case and links to relevant resources check out our School Desegregation page.
- Access many of the case’s most important documents at the Brown v. Board of Education page on the National Archives website
- Check out a couple of relevant titles right here at the Law Library:
A Storm Over this Court : Law, Politics, and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education by Jeffrey D. Hockett CALL # KF228.B76 H63 2013
All Deliberate Speed : Reflections on the First Half Century of Brown v. Board of Education by Charles J. Ogletree CALL # KF4757 .O35 2004