Brown V. Board of Education

Brown V. Board of Education

by Diane Telgen
     
 
In 1954 the US Supreme Court declared that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. In the following years, whites rioted, barred schoolhouse doors and sent in armed troops to prevent desegregation in schools, but people of color, armed with no more than their courage, kept coming to learn. Telgen provides a full narrative of

Overview

In 1954 the US Supreme Court declared that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. In the following years, whites rioted, barred schoolhouse doors and sent in armed troops to prevent desegregation in schools, but people of color, armed with no more than their courage, kept coming to learn. Telgen provides a full narrative of the events leading from slavery to segregation, the organizations that sought parity in education, the road to the Supreme Court, the crises that resulted, and the legacy of the 1954 decision. She includes biographies of notable actors and a fascinating collection of primary sources, including personal histories, editorials, and the text of the decision, as well as a number of period illustrations and photographs. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-There are many books that cover this landmark decision but several interesting points set this one apart from the crowd. It opens with an "Important People, Places, and Terms" section and a detailed chronology that takes readers from an 1849 school-segregation case to the 2003 University of Michigan rulings on student diversity. The book includes a narrative overview, biographies of individuals involved, and primary sources. This latter, impressive section gives this treatment of Brown v. Board of Education depth and promotes a greater empathy from readers. Numerous sidebars provide background information such as describing how the civil court system works or the founding of the NAACP. Archival photos and shaded boxes help to break up the more tedious legal details of the text. Telgen has done a fine job of making this topic accessible to and engaging for today's students. Look no further to find an all-in-one source for class assignments.-Lori Matthews, Loyola School, New York City Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780807754
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Defining Moments in History Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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