Race and Civil Rights


Brown v. Board of Education: Landmark Supreme Court Decisions

Ep. 201607
76 minute listen

What was the constitutional reasoning that anchored Chief Justice Warren's unanimous Brown decision?

TAH.org’s latest episode in our Landmark Supreme Court Cases webinar series took place on Saturday, 19 November, and was hosted by Dr. Chris Burkett, with Drs. Emily Hess and Jason Stevens as panelists. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) was discussed as both the repudiation of Plessy v. Ferguson as well as what many see as the formal start to the post-WW2 Civil Rights era. The two cases’ legal reasoning, constitutional foundations, and outcomes were discussed as a an integrated whole, making for an interesting and informative discussion of African-American civil rights, as playing out over generations. For those interested in additional readings on the subjects, the panelists recommended the following books.

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