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 Vs. Board of Education of Topeka

A Brief History with Documents

Author: Waldo E. Martin,Waldo Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312128111

Category: History

Page: 253

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A general introduction analyzes the case's legal precedents and situates the case in the historical context of Jim Crow discrimination and the burgeoning development of the NAACP. Photographs, a collection of political cartoons, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are also included.

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

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.

Brown V. Board of Education

A Fight for Simple Justice

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823437092


Page: 134

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"In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth Century aimed to end school segregation in the United States. Although known as Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case of Linda Carol Brown, an African American third grader refused entry to an all-white Topeka, Kansas school, but to cases involving children in South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC"--Dust jacket flap.

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.

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

View: 9314

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

View: 4983

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

A Time to Lose

Representing Kansas in Brown V. Board of Education

Author: Paul E. Wilson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 252

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Wilson reminds us that Brown was not one case but fourincluding similar cases in South Carolina, Virginia and Delaware - and that it was only a quirk of fate that brought this young lawyer to center stage at the Supreme Court. But the Kansas case and his own role, he argues, were different from the others in significant ways. His recollections reveal why. Recalling many events known only to Brown insiders, Wilson re-creates the world of 1950s Kansas, places the case in the context of those times and politics, provides important new information about the states ambivalent defense, and then steps back to suggest some fundamental lessons about his experience, the evolution of race relations and the lawyer's role in the judicial resolution of social conflict.

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

View: 2061

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

Brown v. Board of Education

Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617851582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9884

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

Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone

The Brown V. Board of Education Decision

Author: Joyce Carol Thomas

Publisher: Jump At The Sun

ISBN: 9780786808212

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 1855

When the Supreme Court decision to desegregate public schools was handed down in 1954, the course of American history was forever changed. Here are personal reflections, stories, and poems from ten of today's most accomplished writers for children, all young people themselves at the time of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Included are Michael Cart, Jean Craighead George, Eloise Greenfield, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, Ishmael Reed, Jerry Spinelli, Quincy Troupe, Joyce Carol Thomas, and Leona Nicholas Welch. With a compelling introduction by editor Joyce Carol Thomas and stunning pastel artwork by Curtis E. James, this collection celebrates the hard-earned promise of equality in education.

Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, 1954

Author: KaaVonia Hinton

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612288278

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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After slavery ended, former slaves gained greater access to education, and free schools became available to children and adults. Over time, free schooling for African Americans in the South began to decrease, and the South became completely segregated. To make matters worse, in the court case Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court ruled that segregation was legal. Believing the ruling was unconstitutional, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hired lawyers like Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall to fight against segregation in schools. The NAACP started to look for African American parents who had children in public schools that were not equal to white schools. The five cases that make up Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, were heard by the Supreme Court. The Court's 1954 ruling completely changed the direction of American education.

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.

Brown V. Board of Education

Author: James Tackach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560062738

Category: Law

Page: 111

View: 5838

Provides a historical overview of the case that desegregated public education in the United States.

Dismantling Desegregation

The Quiet Reversal of Brown V. Board of Education

Author: Gary Orfield,Susan E. Eaton

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1565844017

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 5939

Discusses the reversal of desegration in public schools

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

Author: Diane L. Good

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531186862

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9947

Explains the history of segregation in the United States and cases that tested the law allowing "separate but equal" treatment, including the five cases that came together as Brown v. Board of Education.

All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education

Author: Charles J. Ogletree

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393608522

Category: History

Page: 432

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"An effective blend of memoir, history and legal analysis."—Christopher Benson, Washington Post Book World In what John Hope Franklin calls "an essential work" on race and affirmative action, Charles Ogletree, Jr., tells his personal story of growing up a "Brown baby" against a vivid pageant of historical characters that includes, among others, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., Earl Warren, Anita Hill, Alan Bakke, and Clarence Thomas. A measured blend of personal memoir, exacting legal analysis, and brilliant insight, Ogletree's eyewitness account of the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education offers a unique vantage point from which to view five decades of race relations in America.

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