brown v. board of education

Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the administration had to own up to the fact that there were no excuses for not having the health care website ready to operate on Day One. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama to Host Brown v. Board Families, Lawyers

President Barack Obama is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation decision by meeting with families of the plaintiffs in the case as well as the lead attorneys and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

05/16/2014

Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson on May 21, 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington. It was the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision, which outlawed segregation in state schools, was applied.  (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

School Segregation An Increasing Problem In 2014

Progress toward integrating America’s schools since the landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision 60 years ago is being chipped away.

05/15/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 21: A black student, Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson surrounded by white fellows and others black students, 21 May 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington, where for the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision which outlaws segregation in state schools is applied. (Photo credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Brown v. Board of Education Decision Turns 60 This Week

This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most important civil rights cases in the history of the U.S., the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared the establishment of separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.

05/14/2014

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