Remembering Brown at Fifty: The University of Illinois Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education

Remembering Brown at Fifty: The University of Illinois Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education

by Orville Vernon Burton
     
 

Inspired by the University of Illinois's celebration of the Brown v. Board of Education decision's fiftieth anniversary in 2004, this collection addresses the significance of the Brown decision in the contributors' lives or work in education and civil rights. Several authors describe their personal roles in the Brown case or similar cases, while others examine and

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Inspired by the University of Illinois's celebration of the Brown v. Board of Education decision's fiftieth anniversary in 2004, this collection addresses the significance of the Brown decision in the contributors' lives or work in education and civil rights. Several authors describe their personal roles in the Brown case or similar cases, while others examine and illustrate events, performances, and exhibitions that were part of the anniversary commemoration. The book not only explores the repercussions of the Brown decision, but also stands as a historic document in its own right, preserving the reactions of many prominent intellectuals, artists, and activists fifty years after the decision.

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"Provides wonderful insights . . . and should inspire others to continue the struggle to achieve educational equality in the United States."—The Journal of African American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252034770
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Orville Vernon Burton is Burroughs Distinguished Chair of Southern History and Culture at Coastal Carolina University. David O'Brien is an associate professor of art history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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