Civil Rights

Brown v. Board of Education: 60 Years Later

Brown’s Legacy, Brown’s Promise Today, May 17, 2014, marks the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark case that desegregated public schools. Arguably, it’s the most important legal decision ever decided for black Americans. Without it, black students might still be relegated to dilapidated schools under the farce of the separate but equal doctrine formulated in Plessy v. Ferguson. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and the…