Brown V. Board of Education

Brown V. Board of Education

A Fight for Simple Justice

Book - 2016
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In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth century aimed to end school segregation in the United States. Although known as Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case of Linda Carol Brown, an African American third grader refused entry to an all-white Topeka, Kansas school, but to cases involving children in South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The decision was the culmination of work by many people who stood up to racial inequality, some risking significant danger and hardship, and of careful strategizing by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin tells the stories behind the ruling and the people responsible for it. She brings readers up to date with a country still grappling with a public shool system not yet fully desegregated. Timeline, source notes and index are included.
Publisher: New York :, Holiday House,, 2016
ISBN: 9780823436460
0823436462
Branch Call Number: 344.73 Rubin 2016
YA 344.73 RUBIN
Characteristics: 134 pages : illustrations 26 cm

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LPL_DanC Mar 28, 2018

One of the better overviews of the Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education case written for children in recent years. See Chapter 2, "Linda Carol Brown," for a profile of the civil rights hero who died in March, 2018.

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