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Background articles for Brown v Board of Education:

  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
    http://www.brownmatters.org

Brown at 50:

  • “Separate and Unequal: Elementary Students Learn the Lessons of a New Segregation,” The Columbus Dispatch, June 25, 2000
    http://www.dispatch.com/news/special/schools/day1/sun1a.html

  • National Education Association, “Horizons of Opportunities: Celebrating 50 Years of Brown v. Board of Education
    http://www.nea.org/brownvboard/

  • Teaching Tolerance
    http://www.tolerance.org/teach/expand/mag/

  • The Civil Rights Project, Harvard University, “Brown at 50: King’s Dream or Plessy’s Nightmare?
    http://www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/news/pressreleases.php/

  • Education Week, “Brown at 50: The Promise Unfulfilled,”
    http://www.edweek.com/sreports/special_reports_article.cfm?slug=brown.htm

    • Brown v Topeka Board of Education: classroom project by Rossville Kansas students including Inteviews with Brown Sisters
      http://www.kawvalley.k12.ks.us/brown_v_board/

On Teaching Brown

  • American Bar Association – “Dialogue on Brown v. Board of Education,” http://www.abanet.org/publiced/conversations/brownvboard.pdf

  • Teaching Brown: Reflections on Pedagogical Challenges and Opportunities
    http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/educ/brown/

Curriculum Materials:

  • American Bar Association – “Equal Protection: Can a Legal Decision Bring About Rapid Social Change?” http://www.abanet.org/publiced/lawday/schools/lessons/hs_equalitychange.html and http://www.abanet.org/publiced/lawday/nie.html

  • Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: Brown v. Board of Education –
    http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/brown_v_board_documents/brown_v_board.html

  • Landmark Supreme Court Cases (lesson plans on Brown)
    http://www.landmarkcases.org/brown/home.html

  • New York Times, Monday, June 14, 1999, Revisiting 'Separate but Equal' Examining School Segregation 45 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
    http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990614monday.html?search pv=learning_lessons

  • National Park Service: Teaching With Historic Places, New Kent County, Virginia, http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/104newkent/104newkent.htm