This: Brown vs. Board of Education

Brown versus Board of Education

This. A photo of a mother and daughter celebrating the day after the historic Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education, successfully challenged the practice of segregation in public education. The NAACP led by Thurgood Marshall argued that segregated schools were inherently unequal due to the poor quality of the facilities, instruction, and resources. Marshall also enlisted the help of psychologist Dr. Kenneth Clark.  The decision allowed African American students to enter any school regardless of race. On the Education Policy Cafe podcast , we discussed how this case led to a wave of legislation such as the Voting Right Act.


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