in the Civil Rights Movement: Direct Action and Desegregation
Highlights of Atlanta’s role in the movement from 1940 to 1970, is
provided with a timeline of key events, and more on other civil rights
information in print and online resources. Uniquely, this site provides
a first-ever searchable inventory of special collections containing materials
on the movement found at the Atlanta
Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE's) member institution
and affiliated libraries/archives.
Home Page: http://www.atlantahighered.org/civilrights/index.asp
Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and
Learn about the foundation's projects and activities, scholarships, and
purpose. Includes details on how to become a member.
v. Board of Education - African American History
Features an historical account of the precedent-setting 1954 US Supreme
Court decision mandating desegregation of America's public schools.
v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission
Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission
v. Board of Education, Landmark Supreme Court
Cases (DOWNLOAD COMPLETE CASE
Brown v. Board of Education (1954) "We conclude that the doctrine
of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are
inherently unequal." Chief Justice Earl Warren
v. Board of Education Online Archive
The University of Michigan Library's Brown v. Board of Education Digital
Archive contains documents and images which chronicle events surrounding
this historically significant event.
Civil Rights Project: "Brown at 50: King's Dream
or the Plessy Nightmare," (PDF
File) by Professor
Gary Orfield and research associate Chungmei Lee,
considers changes in the country and in the districts
directly affected by Brown. It also examines a decade
of resegregation from the Supreme Court's Dowell v.
Oklahoma City (1991) decision, which authorized a return
to segregated neighborhood schools, through the 2001-2002
school year and provides new information on the changes
in schools where desegregation plans have ended. The
data analyzed covers the vast majority of American
schools. >From the Civil Rights Project at Harvard
Law: Facts of the Brown vs. Board of Education Era
In the middle of the 20th Century, a band of lawyers at the NAACP LDF,
led by Thurgood Marshall, came together to fight for the civil rights revolution.
On May 17, 1954, they received a victorious ruling in the case of Brown
v. Board of Education, which declared that "in the field of public
education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal' has no place." Jack
Greenberg (CC '45, Law '48), a Columbia Law School professor and key member
in the NAACP LDF for thirty-five years, as well as a number of Law School
graduates, were among the attorneys who successfully argued the case.
- Brown v. Board of Education
Legal resource presenting a transcription of the US Supreme Court's decision
in the case that helped desegregate US schools.
Revolution to Reconstruction - Brown v. Board
A review the famous case that determined that the racial segregation of
schools violated the equal protection of laws under the 14th amendment.
Law Center Library: Brown v. the Board of Education:
May 17, 1954
This guide will aid in the research of documents and resources
pertaining to the Brown case, both in the Georgetown Law
Center Library and on the internet. The internet page features,
among other things, links to original document images of
the Brown case, including the decision, letters and pictures.
University School of Law: Brown @ 50: Fulfilling
Links to educational and other resources relating to Brown and Civil
- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.
A profile of the milestone US Supreme Court decision forbidding segregation
in America's public schools, based on the 14th Amendment.
to the Court Opinion on the Brown v. Board of Education Case
Presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP), the leading civil rights organization in the country.
Supreme Court Cases - Brown v. Board of Education
Find resources and activities centered around the famous case that determined
that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
Encarta - Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
An encyclopedic article about this Supreme Court decision. Click on links
for related topics, news, and further reading.
Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.: "Brown
v. Board of Education Matters to All Americans"
A detailed chronology of events after the Supreme Court Brown decision
is presented in addition to a listing of related resources.
- Little Rock School Integration Crisis (PDF
National Archives and Records Administration presents an overview of the
court case that desegregated US schools. View court documents and a letter
from Pres. Eisenhower.
Center, The - Brown v. Board of Education
Full text of the 1954 Supreme Court decision making it unconstitutional
to racially separate children in public schools.
Park Service - Brown v. Board of Education Historic
Visit the school attended by plaintiff Brown's daughter, focus of the
1954 Supreme Court decision calling for an end to public school segregation.
: Looking Back: Brown v. Board of Education
In the landmark desegregation case of Brown v. Board of Education, the
court said "separate" was inherently unequal. In a series of
stories, NPR explores the high court's decision and its repercussions
- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
The famous Supreme Court case from 1953 that ruled that segregation public
schools violated the equal protection of the law guaranteed by the 14th
University of Michigan Library digital archive Brown
v. Board of Education. Created
by: Ransom, Charles G. University of Michigan University
Library. Last accessed [May 2004]
Contains documents and images which chronicle events surrounding this
historically significant case up to the present.
A project began in 2003 to scan and digitize documents
and photographs from the Library of Congress, the
Charlotte Observer newspaper, and the Ann Arbor Public
Schools in support of the Winter 2004 LSA Theme Semester, "Fulfilling
the Promise of Brown," Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Reads,
and the 50th anniversary of the landmark court decision
known as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347
U.S. 483 (1954)./ "Charles Ransom, Diversity
Librarian, was responsible for the selection of materials."/
Includes bibliographical references./ Title from
home page ; description based on the resource of
- From Plessy v. Ferguson to Brown v.
Board of Education
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute presents this teaching unit on school
segregation. Includes overviews of these court cases and integration efforts.