Learning Exercise

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

Brown v. Topeka is one of the most significant Supreme Court Cases in the 20th Century. Fifty years after the decision comes an historical pause for reflection.
Course: United States History

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of "Brown v. Board of Education," several educators put together this site to... see more


Instructions: Once on the site there are two columns. On the left column click and read the following selections: Introduction and Essays by Cally Waite, Dan Perlstein, Jack Dougherty, Joy Williamson, Tracey Weis, and Bernadette Anand et al. After reading all essays, write a paper of 7-9 pages explaining the meaning of the Supreme Court Case of Linda Brown v. The Board of Eduation of Topeka, Kansas then (1954) and now (2006). Were the objectives of the Brown case fulfilled?
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United States History
African-American History
United States Supreme Court

Learning Objectives

To acquaint students with the meaning and significane of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
To evaluate the meaning of Brown v. Topeka, fifty years after the event.