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Simple justice 1 : a handful of lawyers

American experience (Television program). 1993-01-18, Simple justice--excerpts

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Title:Simple justice 1 : a handful of lawyers | American experience (Television program). 1993-01-18, Simple justice--excerpts

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional. What happened that day reflected years of work, dating back to the law school days of the NAACP attorneys and the professor who trained them, Charles Houston. This video segment, from American Experience: "Simple Justice", looks at Houston's role in preparing the NAACP attorneys and the strategies they would use later in court to attack segregation.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

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.

Collection funded by: Opensource.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Re-Examining Brown.

Part of the series "Simple Justice" series : 1. A Handful of Evidence -- 2. Social Science Evidence -- 3. The Trial Begins -- 4. Arguing the Fourteenth Amendment -- 5. Marshall's Closing Arguments -- 6. Justice Warren Reads the Decision.

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:Houston, Charles Hamilton, 1895-1950 | Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 | Margold, Nathan | Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 | Carter, Robert L., 1917- | Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973 | Plessy, Homer Adolph--Trials, litigation, etc. | Ferguson, John H., judge--Trials, litigation, etc. | Briggs, Harry, d. 1986--Trials, litigation, etc. | Briggs, Eliza, d. 1998--Trials, litigation, etc. | Elliott, R. W.--Trials, litigation, etc. | Gaines, Lloyd Lionel--Trials, litigation, etc. | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans--Economic conditions | African Americans--Education | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | United States--Politics and government | United States--Social conditions | Race discrimination--United States | United States--Race relations | Discrimination in education--United States | Segregation in education | School integration | Lawyers | Sabbath schools--United States | Public schools--United States | Equality--United States | Education--United States | United States. Supreme Court | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | M. Street School (Washington, D.C.) | Amherst College | Harvard Law School | Margold Report | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | American Experience (Television program) | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Simple Justice (PBS) | 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.

Forms part of: American Experience (PBS Television Series).

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