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ERIC Number: EJ720456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
The ABCs of "Brown v. Board of Education": A Primer for the 50th Anniversary
Stewart, Loraine Moses
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v16 n3 p10-13 Jan-Feb 2004
May 17, 2004 marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in the historic school desegregation case, "Oliver L. Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka (KS) et al." After concluding a survey of elementary school teachers about the struggle for school desegregation in the 1950s and 60s, this author found that, in most cases, teachers were reluctant to discuss this era of American history for one of two reasons: (1) they were too young to have any personal memories of the struggle for desegregation and did not think themselves knowledgeable on the subject; or (2) veteran teachers had pushed memories of the days of segregation "to the back of their minds" and would prefer not to share those memories with children in their classrooms today. These statements served as the inspiration for this article, an overview of the "Brown v. Board" case for social studies educators. It briefly highlights 26 key facts and concepts in a narrative, A through Z format. (Contains 21 endnotes.)
National Council for the Social Studies, 8555 16th St., #500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 301-588-1800.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina