From Brown v. Board to Little Rock and Beyond: School Desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement

From Brown v. Board to Little Rock and Beyond: School Desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement

The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court ruling was a landmark decision, but as the 1957 showdown at Little Rock’s Central High School showed, enforcing the decision’s Constitutional mandate required the dedication and courage of ordinary heroes–young African Americans, their parents, and allies–determined to earn an equal education opportunity. The Little Rock Nine succeeded in desegregating Central High, but is that the end of the story? In this seminar featuring a visit to the National Historic Site at Central High, we will use a variety of primary sources to learn about and discuss the legal campaign of the NAACP to put school segregation before the Supreme Court, the Constitutional issues of the cases, the effort to enforce Brown in Little Rock, and the long, difficult effort to desegregate schools elsewhere in the United States after Little Rock.

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Dates
March 25, 2022 -
March 27, 2022
Times
6:00 PM
12:00 PM
Location
Little Rock, AR
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