I always enjoy spending time at the Brown v. Board National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. Based in the former Monroe Elementary building, the site honors the people and ideas that culminated in the 1954 landmark case declaring state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. 330 more words
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I recently interviewed journalist/historian Wil Haygood in anticipation of his visit to the Atlanta History Center. He is best known for writing The Butler, and he has recently written a biography about Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first African American Supreme Court justice. 184 more words
The Supreme Court’s landmark decision today on gay marriage is unquestionably historic, just do not believe the issue is settled. Here is why.
First, while the Court is the final arbiter of constitutional meaning, it is has “ 264 more words
I’m not sure how many people have heard about this… I wouldn’t have known if my boyfriend hadn’t run into the living room the other evening thrilled that a judge said that Timothy Loehmann had murdered Tamir Rice. 1,445 more words
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Opinion of the court delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren. 636 more words