Brown V. Board of Education: The Case for Integration

Overview

When Oliver Brown took his daughter to enroll at a local school, she was refused admission because she was an African-American. Brown was one of several parents who challenged the local school board in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. This case, among the most famous in American history, eventually made it to the Supreme Court and came to represent all cases for the integration of schools across the United States. The court’s decision forever changed the lives of ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $4.74   
  • New (4) from $19.90   
  • Used (4) from $4.74   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

When Oliver Brown took his daughter to enroll at a local school, she was refused admission because she was an African-American. Brown was one of several parents who challenged the local school board in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. This case, among the most famous in American history, eventually made it to the Supreme Court and came to represent all cases for the integration of schools across the United States. The court’s decision forever changed the lives of all Americans.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
The author compiles the background of the individual school segregation cases from across the country which were grouped together for Brown v. Board of Education. Among the witnesses in the presentation of the case was Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, a renowned psychologist. He presented test results which determined that a segregated education was harmful to African American children. Another source indicates that Thurgood Marshall, the chief counsel for the NAACP, presented the case before the United States Supreme Court and was in Mobile, Alabama, not in his NAACP New York office, when the decision by the Supreme Court was reached. When he was informed that the decision was reached, he flew to Washington and heard chief justice Earl Warren read the decision. It was after that that he returned to his New York office. In fact, there is a picture on the front page of the New York Times, May 18, 1954, of Thurgood Marshall and two of the other attorneys, James Nabrit and George Hayes, on the steps of the Supreme Court following the decision. This should be clarified. In the "Fifty Years Later" section the author indicates that President George W. Bush and members of his cabinet were present at the ceremony, including the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Education. The author should have included their names: General Colin Powell and Roderick R. Paige respectively. Except for these errors and omissions the documented history leading up to the desegregation of public schools is informative.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756524487
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Snapshots in History Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,222,368
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


The Making of a Hero     8
Education and Emancipation     16
Strategies for Change     28
Early Cases     36
More Civil Rights Heroes     46
The Arguments and the Decision     54
The Aftermath     68
Fifty Years Later     80
Timeline     86
On the Web     89
Glossary     90
Source Notes     91
Select Bibliography     93
Index     94
About the Author/Image Credits     96
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)