60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education May 14, 2014

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Spottswood Thomas Bolling Jr. and his mother Mrs. Sarah Bolling of the Bolling v. Sharpe school desegregation case, decided on the same day as Brown v. Board. Image: © The Washington Post by permission from the Washingtoniana Division.

Spottswood Thomas Bolling Jr. and his mother Mrs. Sarah Bolling of the Bolling v. Sharpe school desegregation case, decided on the same day as Brown v. Board. Image: © The Washington Post by permission from the Washingtoniana Division.

This Saturday, May 17, marks the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling that called for the end of segregation in our public schools. As Rethinking Schools wrote on the 50th anniversary, “we have not come far enough toward this goal. And in many ways we have slid backward.”

Continue reading this article, “Brown 50 Years Later” at Rethinking Schools and view more resources on Brown v. Board of Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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