Brown v. Board of Education

Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617851582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses the events that led up to the law forbidding segregation in schools.

Brown V. Board of Education

The Case for Integration

Author: Judith Conaway

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756524487

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Discusses the circumstances leading up to the 1954 Supreme Court case that fought segregation in American schools and the results and repercussions of the case.

Brown v. Board of Education

The Case Against School Segregation

Author: Wayne Anderson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823940097

Category: History

Page: 64

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Discusses the 1954 Supreme Court case that fought state-sponsered segregation in American schools and the results and repercussions of the case.

What Brown V. Board of Education Should Have Said

The Nation's Top Legal Experts Rewrite America's Landmark Civil Rights Decision

Author: J. M. Balkin,Bruce A. Ackerman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814798904

Category: Law

Page: 257

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Nine of America's top legal experts rewrite the landmark desegregation decision as they would like it to have been written.

Brown V. Board Of Education

Witness To A Landmark Decision

Author: Jack Greenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974728612

Category: Law

Page: 308

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Excerpted from Crusaders in the courts, anniversary edition: legal battles of the civil rights movement.

Brown v. Board of Education

A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy

Author: James T. Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199725953

Category: History

Page: 320

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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 wrote, "another battle of the Civil War has been won. The rest is up to us and I'm very glad. What a wonderful world of possibilities are unfolded for the children!" Here, in a concise, moving narrative, Bancroft Prize-winning historian James T. Patterson takes readers through the dramatic case and its fifty-year aftermath. A wide range of characters animates the story, from the little-known African Americans who dared to challenge Jim Crow with lawsuits (at great personal cost); to Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Justice himself; to Earl Warren, who shepherded a fractured Court to a unanimous decision. Others include segregationist politicians like Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas; Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon; and controversial Supreme Court justices such as William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas. Most Americans still see Brown as a triumph--but was it? Patterson shrewdly explores the provocative questions that still swirl around the case. Could the Court--or President Eisenhower--have done more to ensure compliance with Brown? Did the decision touch off the modern civil rights movement? How useful are court-ordered busing and affirmative action against racial segregation? To what extent has racial mixing affected the academic achievement of black children? Where indeed do we go from here to realize the expectations of Marshall, Ellison, and others in 1954?

Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka

Challenging School Segregation in the Supreme Court

Author: Jake Miller

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823962501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Discusses the circumstances leading up to the 1954 Supreme Court case that fought segregation in American schools and the results and repercussions of the case.

Brown v. Board of Education

its impact on public education, 1954-2004

Author: Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund,Williams, Juan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889732435

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka

Author: Sharon J. Wilson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629699438

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This title will inform readers about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, segregation in public schools, those involved in the case, and the law applied after the ruling--the fourteenth amendment. Vivid details, well-chosen photographs, and primary sources bring this story and this case to life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Brown V. Board of Education

A Documentary History

Author: Mark Whitman

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers

ISBN: 9781558763302

Category: Law

Page: 357

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"This impressive work, in the same league as Richard Kluger's Simple Justice, not only emphasizes the decision itself but wisely focuses on the internal working of the High Court and the all-important, often controversial nature of constitutional interpretation. This fine analysis is recommended for all libraries."-- Library Journal"A tremendously interesting and highly readable documentary history. This work will serve as a seminal source for those interested in the development, strategies, documents, and inner Court workings that resulted in the landmark Brown decision. At the same time, it will serve for the novice as a comprehensive guide to the judicial process much as Anthony Lewis' Gideon's Trumpet (1964) served for another generation. Whitman's analysis and commentary are first-rate and make this book an important one in the field of civil rights and the judicial process."-- ChoiceThis critical contribution marks the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. The book lets the reader come to grips with the fascinating record of a case in which facts have made a more thrilling story than fiction. The suit involved civil rights giants, Thurgood Marshall and the leaders of the NAACP. Their goals were lofty; not content with merely improving the conditions for black children in a single school district, they chose to fight for an end to all segregation. They mapped out a careful strategy as early as 1939, picking the most promising cases, achieving lower court decisions, and finally combining the five cases for the countdown to Brown before the Supreme Court.The book contains a general introduction and extensive commentary. But it attempts for the most part to let the majestic record of Brown speak for itself.The editor, MARK WHITMAN, is professor of history at Towson State University. He is also the editor of The Irony of Desegregation Law 1955-1995: Essays and Documents, which covers Brown II & III.

Brown V. Board of Education

I Want to Go to School!

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635026842

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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In this book, kids walk a mile in Linda Brown's shoes and wonder why they can't go to a school that's only seven blocks away. In 1954, the real Fight for Equality was just beginning-- and kids need to know what really happened and why. Come sit in the courtroom with us as we watch the proceedings in the case of Brown versus the Board of Education!

Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Michael J. Klarman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198042006

Category: Law

Page: 296

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A splendid account of the Supreme Court's rulings on race in the first half of the twentieth century, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights earned rave reviews and won the Bancroft Prize for History in 2005. Now, in this marvelously abridged, paperback edition, Michael J. Klarman has compressed his acclaimed study into tight focus around one major case--Brown v. Board of Education--making the path-breaking arguments of his original work accessible to a broader audience of general readers and students. In this revised and condensed edition, Klarman illuminates the impact of the momentous Brown v. Board of Education ruling. He offers a richer, more complex understanding of this pivotal decision, going behind the scenes to examine the justices' deliberations and reconstruct why they found the case so difficult to decide. He recaps his famous backlash thesis, arguing that Brown was more important for mobilizing southern white opposition to change than for encouraging civil rights protest, and that it was only the resulting violence that transformed northern opinion and led to the landmark legislation of the 1960s. Klarman also sheds light on broader questions such as how judges decide cases; how much they are influenced by legal, political, and personal considerations; the relationship between Supreme Court decisions and social change; and finally, how much Court decisions simply reflect societal values and how much they shape those values. Brown v. Board of Education was one of the most important decisions in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. Klarman's brilliant analysis of this landmark case illuminates the course of American race relations as it highlights the relationship between law and social reform. Acclaim for From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: "A major achievement. It bestows upon its fortunate readers prodigious research, nuanced judgment, and intellectual independence." --Randall Kennedy, The New Republic "Magisterial." --The New York Review of Books "A sweeping, erudite, and powerfully argued book...unfailingly interesting." --Wilson Quarterly

With All Deliberate Speed

Implementing Brown V. Board of Education

Author: Brian J. Daugherity,Charles C. Bolton

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610754675

Category: Education

Page: 339

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This is the first effort to provide a broad assessment of how well the Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared an end to segregated schools in the United States was implemented. Written by a distinguished group of historians, the twelve essays in this collection examine how African Americans and their supporters in twelve states—Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, and Wisconsin—dealt with the Court’s mandate to desegregate “with all deliberate speed.” The process followed many diverse paths. Some of the common themes in these efforts were the importance of black activism, especially the crucial role played by the NAACP; entrenched white opposition to school integration, which wasn’t just a southern state issue, as is shown in Delaware, Wisconsin, and Indiana; and the role of the federal government, a sometimes inconstant and sometimes reluctant source of support for implementing Brown.

Brown V. Board of Education

Integrating America's Schools

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103328

Category: African Americans

Page: 144

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Today, integration is as much a part of America's public school system as Friday night football and complaints about cafeteria food. But America has not always opened the doors of its schools to all races. School integration occurred through the tireless efforts of countless men and women - some white, many black - who took their ideals and dreams about America and what it represents and worked to make them not only the law of the land, but acceptable to the vast majority of citizens. Here is the story of the relentless legal campaign launched by the NAACP civil rights organization and a persistent black lawyer named Thurgood Marshall, and how it changed history forever. Brown v. Board of Education was one of the most important Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century.

Simple Justice

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

Author: Richard Kluger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030754608X

Category: Law

Page: 880

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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 successfully challenge the law. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the unanimous Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation, Kluger has updated his work with a new final chapter covering events and issues that have arisen since the book was first published, including developments in civil rights and recent cases involving affirmative action, which rose directly out of Brown v. Board of Education. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Grassroots to the Supreme Court

Brown V. Board of Education and American Democracy

Author: Peter F. Lau

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822334491

Category: History

Page: 406

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DIVCombines legal and historical analysis to address the implications of Brown v. Board of Education , showing that the resolution of racial segregation in schools transformed the lives of ordinary citizens in broader ways than has previously been ass/div

The Unfinished Agenda of Brown V. Board of Education

Author: James Anderson,Dara N. Byrne

Publisher: Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

ISBN: 9780471649267

Category: Education

Page: 222

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"The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education is enriched throughout by poignant oral histories in which many of those involved with the case - including plaintiffs, attorneys, teachers, students, and activists - share their firsthand experiences with segregation and the struggle for educational equality."--BOOK JACKET.

Brown v. Board of Education

equal schooling for all

Author: Harvey Fireside,Sarah Betsy Fuller

Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780894904691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Describes the background and circumstances, presents both arguments, and discusses the decision and its impact

Brown V. Board of Education at Fifty

A Rhetorical Perspective

Author: Clarke Rountree

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739108543

Category: History

Page: 199

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The story of Brown v. Board of Education is a half-century old now and has been retold many times by historians, legal scholars, sociologists, and others. This collection of persuasive scholarly essays examines, for the first time, the role rhetorical theory played in the development of educational segregation. Contributors consider the NAACPOs development of a series of graduate school cases to challenge Plessy, analyze the Brown decision itself, assess the state response to Brown, and critique the two Supreme Court decisions implementing the Brown decision. By illustrating how rhetorical strategies created, sustained, challenged, and, ultimately, reversed educational segregation in the United States, this work demonstrates the real value of the rhetorical perspective and provides encouragement to those who wish to help further develop this emerging field of judicial rhetoric.