Civil Rights Era


Impact of Brown vs Board of Education

Impact of Brown vs Board of Education

Impact of Brown vs Board of Education: Was Brown necessary? Scholarly opinion has even begun to suggest that the Brown decision was not necessary in order to bring about desegregation. According to Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence Stratton: A July 1944 survey of college students found that 68 percent agreed…

Brown v. Board Of Education of Topeka

Brown v. Board Of Education of Topeka

Brown v. Board Of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that American state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the…

Black Celebrities of the Civil Rights Movement

The postwar years were the era of the integration of America's professional sports. Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Bill Willis and others became household names. Beyond sports, black movie stars made had significant cultural milestones during the decade, while television appearances remained typed and relatively rare. Music, particularly rock and roll,…

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