Saturday Marks 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Decision - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 16, 2014

This Saturday marks 60 years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka finding school segregation unconstitutional. The U.S. Courts website has resources to commemorate the landmark ruling including a history of the doctrine of “separate but equal,” how the NAACP mounted a two-decade-long legal campaign to challenge that idea and a profile of Justice Thurgood Marshall, who as a young lawyer led numerous lawsuits against segregation.