Introduction: Brown v. Board of Education: Fifty Years of Educational Change in the United States

  title={Introduction: Brown v. Board of Education: Fifty Years of Educational Change in the United States},
  author={Vincent P. Franklin},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  pages={1 - 8}
  • V. P. Franklin
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • History, Law
  • The Journal of African American History
Beginning in January 2004 and continuing throughout the year, numerous programs, conferences, and symposia were held, and numerous books and articles were published commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. Brought by the NAACP attorneys on behalf of plaintiffs from Kansas, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that legal segregation in public education was a violation of… 

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