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Documenting Brown 5 : Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

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Title:Documenting Brown 5 : Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional, challenging centuries of legalized segregation in America. It was considered the most important civil rights case of the twentieth century. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote the Court's unanimous opinion.

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Grade range: 6-12.

Part of the series "Brown Reactions" : 1. Documenting Brown -- 2. Plessy v. Ferguson -- 3. Gong Lum v. Rice -- 4. Mendez v. Westminster -- 5. Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 -- 6. Brown v. Board of Education, 1955 -- 7. Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- 8. Collected Excerpts.

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Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Decisions
Subjects:Warren, Earl, 1891-1974 | Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953 | Plessy, Homer Adolph--Trials, litigation, etc. | Ferguson, John H., judge--Trials, litigation, etc. | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | African Americans--Civil rights | Segregation in education--Law and legislation--United States | School integration--Law and legislation--United States | African Americans--Segregation | Minorities--Education | Civil rights movements--United States | United States--Race relations | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment | United States. Supreme Court | Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc. | United States
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation | 2002/2008
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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/osi04/soc/ush/civil/browndoc1/