--> Skip to main content

School Desegregation & Civil Rights: BROWN V BOARD

This LibGuide attempts to focus primarily on the desegregation of schools in the South. However, other locations such as Topeka, Kansas are also included.

Selected Books in Library Collection

Selected E-books

Brown v. Board of Education

Nixon and School Desegregation

Magazine & Journal Articles

Selected DVDs

Integration: Complying with Brown in 1957

Brown v. Board of Education

SEE LexisNexis Academic database.  Conduct a search for:              

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka,    347 U.S. 483    

In each of the four cases involved the plaintiffs, Negro children, were denied admission to state public schools attended by white children under state laws requiring or permitting segregation according to race. There were findings below that the Negro and white schools involved had been equalized, or were being equalized, with respect to buildings, curricula, qualifications and salaries of teachers, and other tangible factors.

In an opinion by Warren, Ch. J., the Supreme Court unanimously held that the plaintiffs, by reason of the segregation complained of, were deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. The "separate but equal" doctrine announced in Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 US 537, 41 L Ed 256, 16 S Ct 1138, involving equality in transportation facilities, under which equality of treatment is accorded by providing Negroes and whites substantially equal, though separate, facilities, was held to have no place in the field of public education.

© 2011 LaGrange College | 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 | www.lagrange.edu
Default/main header image used:Attribution Some rights reserved