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The road to Brown

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Title:The road to Brown

In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional, challenging centuries of legalized segregation in America and advancing the Civil Rights movement. This video segment chronicles the conditions, events, and court cases leading up to the Supreme Court decision.

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: 9-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: 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 | Videorecordings
Subjects:Plessy, Homer Adolph--Trials, litigation, etc. | Ferguson, John H., judge--Trials, litigation, etc. | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Smith, Linda Brown | Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953 | Warren, Earl, 1891-1974 | Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers | Civil rights workers--United States | Discrimination in education | Discrimination in employment | Segregation--United States | School integration | Race relations | Equality | African American men | African American students | Judges | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment | United States. Supreme Court | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Sumner Elementary School (Topeka, Kan.) | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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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.

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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/brown1/index.html