Brown v. Board of Education : a brief history with documents / edited, with an introduction, by Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

The effects of desegregation and the legacy of the civil rights movement continue to influence American race relations more than thirty years after Brown v. Board of Education, arguably the most significant legal decision of the twentieth century. This brief volume reprints documents from and about...

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Other Authors: Martin, Waldo E., 1951-
Format: Book
Published: Boston, MA : Bedford/St. Martin's, [1998]
Series:Bedford series in history and culture.
Table of Contents:
  • Shades of Brown : Black freedom, white supremacy, and the law.
  • Historical backdrop : the Constitution, the law, and fighting Jim Crow
  • The evolution of the NAACP legal claim against Jim Crow
  • The growing anti-racist offensive : An American dilemma confronts World War II
  • Continuity and change in the legal struggle : equality, equalization, and direct attack
  • Politics, social change, and decision-making within the Supreme Court : the crafting of Brown
  • The Brown decision : immediate responses and immediate consequences
  • Roberts v. City of Boston (1849).
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  • Sweatt v. Painter (1950) and McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents (1950)
  • Brown v. Board of Education (1952-55).
  • The lower court round : preliminary deliberations
  • The Supreme Court rounds : the making of Brown I and Brown II
  • Popular response to Brown.
  • Newspaper editorials
  • Letters to editors
  • Political cartoons
  • White backlash
  • National Progress Report : realizing integrated schools
  • The legacy of Brown
  • Appendices. Chronology of events related to Brown v. Board of Education.