Brown v. Board at Fifty: “With an Even Hand”

A Century of Racial Segregation, 1849–1950

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Brown v. Board of Topeka, Kansas

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The Aftermath

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  • Warren K. Leffler, photographer. Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C., 1963. Copyprint. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (225).
  • Bill Mauldin (1921–2003). What is done in our classrooms today will be reflected in the successes or failures of civilization tomorrow.” Lindly C. Baxter, 1958. Ink, crayon, and white out over pencil on layered paper. Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 11, 1958. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (138). © Copyright 1958 by Bill Mauldin. Reproduced online courtesy of the Mauldin Estate.
  • Bill Mauldin (1921–2003). Inch by inch, 1960. Crayon, ink, blue pencil and white out over pencil on layered paper. Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 1, 1960. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (145). © Copyright 1960 by Bill Mauldin. Reproduced online courtesy of the Mauldin Estate.
  • Herb Block (1909–2001). I'm eight. I was born on the day of the Supreme Court decision, May 17, 1962. Ink, crayon, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing on layered paper. Published in the Washington Post, May 17, 1962. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (169). © 1962 by Herblock in the Washington Post.
  • Herb Block (1909–2001). If the government doesn't support separate-but-equal schools for our children, it's guilty of discrimination!, February 12, 1963. Ink, crayon, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing on layered paper. Published in the Washington Post, February 12, 1963. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (168). © 1962 by Herblock in the Washington Post.
  • Herb Block (1909–2001). And remember, nothing can be accomplished by taking to the streets,” September 6, 1963. Ink, graphite, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing on layered paper. Published in the Washington Post, September 6, 1963. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (170). © 1963 by Herblock in the Washington Post.
  • Oliver W. Harrington (1912–1995). Dark laughter. Now I aint so sure I wanna get educated, 1963. Crayon, ink, blue pencil, and pencil on paper. Published in the Pittsburgh Courier, September 21, 1963. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (172). Courtesy of Dr. Helma Harrington. Digital ID # ppmsca-05518.
  • Vincent Smith (b. 1930). First Day of School, 1965. Etching (reprint, 1994). Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (178).
  • Herb Block (1909–2001). . . . One nation . . . indivisible . . . ,” February 22, 1977. Ink, graphite, and opaque white, with tonal film overlay. and porous point pen over graphite underdrawing on paper. Published in the Washington Post, February 22, 1977. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (182). © 1977 by Herblock in the Washington Post.
  • “High Court Voids School Segregation,” The Evening Star, Monday, May 17, 1954, front page. Newspaper collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (85).
  • “Pupil Segregation Banned,” Chicago Daily Tribune, Tuesday, May 18, 1954, front page. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (86).

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  • “Supreme Court Outlaws Segregation in Schools,” Los Angeles Times, Tuesday, May 18, 1954, front page. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (87).
  • “High Court Bans School Segregation; 9-to-0 Decision Grants Time to Comply,” New York Times, Tuesday, May 18, 1954, front page. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (88).
  • “Kill Jim Crow Schools,” Chicago Defender, Saturday, May 22, 1954, front page. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (88A).
  • “High Court Yields to Dixie-South Jubilant; No Date Set for Desegregation,” California Eagle, Thursday, June 2, 1955, front page. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (114F).
  • Chester Commodore (1927–2004). Cartoon “Oops! There It Goes,” Chicago Defender, Saturday, June 11, 1955, p. 9. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (114B).
  • Mary McLeod Bethune, “U.S. Will Make 'The Grade' In Integrating All Its Schools,” Chicago Defender, Saturday, June 4, 1955, p. 9. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (114C).
  • “Capitol Spotlight by Louis Lautier-Spotlight on Supreme Court,” Washington Afro-American, Tuesday, June 7, 1955, p. 4. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (114D).
  • “Marshall Explains High Court's School Decision,” Washington Afro-American, Tuesday, June 7, 1955, pp.1, 16. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (114E).
  • “Nation's Press Praises Court's 'Go Slow' Edict,” Chicago Defender, Saturday, June 11, 1955, p. 7. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (114A).
  • “Fate In Local Integration In Local Courts,” The Philadelphia Tribune, Saturday, June 4, 1955, p. 1. Newspaper Collection. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (114G).

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