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Brown : a landmark case

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Title:Brown : a landmark case

Instructional Web page recommended for grades six through twelve featuring a short documentary of the Brown case. The Supreme Court's 1954 landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregated schools unconstitutional and overturned the "separate but equal" doctrine established by the Court in 1896. This video segment describes the findings of the court and examines how the decision galvanized the Civil Rights movement, as well as white resistance to desegregation.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Re-Examining Brown; Strategies for an Equal Education.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Historical works (Nonfiction) | MovingImage
Subjects:Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Gore, Albert, 1907-1998 | Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963 | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986 | Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955 | Warren, Earl, 1891-1974 | Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 | Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers | Civil rights workers--United States | Segregation--United States | School integration--United States | School integration--Massive resistance movement | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | Discrimination in education--United States | United States. Supreme Court | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | School integration--Virginia | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Federal-state controversies--United States | Government, Resistance to--Southern States | United States, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, 34.7464809, -92.2895948 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Virginia, Prince Edward County, 37.2243039, -78.4410842
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Original Material:

Footage courtesy of CBS, Fox Movietone,Getty, UCLA/Hearst, WGBH, WPA, WVTM, Corbis, and National Archives.

Rights and Usage:

The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

©2004 WGBH Educational Foundation.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/iml04/soc/ush/civil/brown2/index.html