Brown v. Board of Education

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Why We Can't Afford to Leave Race Out of School Funding Conversations [Op-Ed]

On the 65th anniversary of the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility senior fellow Roseann Liu breaks down why it’s imperative to call out racism when advocating for fair school funding.

Derrick Johnson. A Black man wears a blue stripped suit, maroon tie and white shirt. He holds a black microphone.

NAACP Opposes Federal Judicial Nominee, Senate Confirms Her Anyway

The Senate confirmed U.S District Court contender Wendy Vitter’s nomination, despite what the NAACP calls her  “offensive” refusal to embrace the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

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WATCH: Linda Brown on How She Remade the Nation's Education System

Celebrate the life of the civil rights icon at the center of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

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Chicago School System Sues State for Allegedly Underfunding Education for Students of Color

“The State of Illinois maintains two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education.”

Chadwick Boseman to Portray Thurgood Marshall in New Biopic

“Marshall” focuses on one of the historic U.S. Supreme Court Justice’s earliest cases. 

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#TBT: Supreme Court Orders Immediate Desegregation Of Public Schools

On this day in 1969, the Supreme Court ordered immediate public school desegregation throughout the United States via its decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education.

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark ruling.

60 Years After Brown, School Segregation on the Rise

There is much to commemorate, but much less to celebrate.

A Desegregation Order's End Brings Shifts to Top Chicago Public Schools

Namely, more white students at top public high schools.

New York Schools Are the Nation's Most Racially Segregated

Racial segregation in New York schools is as bad as it was in the South prior to Brown v. Board of Education.

Little Rock Nine's Jefferson Thomas Passes Away

Over fifty years later, the battle to desegregate schools continues.