Brown v. Board of Education is the landmark case regarding racial segregation and forever changed race relations in the United States. On May 17, 2004 the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site will hold its Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony and will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of when the Supreme Court handed down its decision.
I hope this thread allows one to think about, learn more, and/or comment on one of the most important legal cases in U.S. history. Please also feel free to share personal experiences regarding school segregation/desegregation.
For more info, see
http://www.nationalcenter.org/brown.html (the May 17, 1954 opinion)
http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistor ... brown.html
http://www.archives.gov/digital_classro ... board.html
http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/br ... index.html
Questions to think about:
Have we moved forward enough?
What is the meaning of “All Deliberate Speed?”
What is the promise of Brown? Have we lived up to the promise of Brown?