May 18th, 2009

News Bite: 55th Anniversary of 'Brown v. Board of Education'

Brown v. Board of EducationYesterday marked the 55th anniversary of the landmark decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.  Considered to be among the most significant judicial turning points in the development of our country, Brown v. BOE dismantled the legal basis for racial segregation in schools and other public facilities.

Learn more about the decision and civil rights in the United States:

The Supreme Court, A PBS Program

NAACP Website

Related Program: The Achievement Gap [Video]

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