Brown v. Board of Education: The 63rd Anniversary – A List of Articles & Insights Examining Civil Rights in America

Posted on 05-08-2017 by
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Brown v. Board of Education will be turning 63 soon. This iconic Supreme Court case was decided May 17th, 1954.


Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (U.S. May 17, 1954) is one of the great Supreme Court cases in legal history and one of the great civil rights victories in American history. In an opinion authored by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the 9-0 majority famously ruled that:

in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.

In honor of Brown v. Board of Education, we’ve created a list of articles discussing civil rights in America ... past, present and future.  

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Law Firm Tribute [Infographic]

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

The Kaepernick-Sit: Can “Un-American” Be Valuable?

Kaepernick’s right – everyone’s right – to kneel, I’ll defend it till my voice grows hoarse and my pen runs dry. But I won’t necessarily like it.

Racism, Freedom of the Press and Our Unbridled Blindness

Don’t mistake my pro-freedom for anti-protest. Racism is very much alive.

eyeWitness to Atrocities: Mobile App

The mobile phone app – eyeWitness to Atrocities – can be used for “documenting and reporting human rights atrocities in a secure and verifiable way so the information can be used as evidence in a court of law.”

The 14th Amendment: It's indelible mark on the landscape of our country

Fourteen is a significant number.  In sports, Ernie Banks, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, and Pete Rose all wore 14.  In music, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 is one of his most famous.  In love, the 14th of February is always Valentine’s Day.  In poetry, a sonnet is a 14 line poem.  But nowhere is 14 more significant than in our Constitution because the 14th Amendment is one of, if not, the most important amendments in terms of our rights.

More than 50 Years after Selma, We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

The right to vote is nothing without the actual ability to vote.

The 15th Amendment: Case citations since its enactment in 1870

The 15th amendment has been cited in a couple court cases since its enactment in 1870. Two such cases that cited the amendment included Gomillion v. Lightfoot (1960) and Rice v. Cayetano (2000).

Slavery = college football, student-athlete says. Why I’m applauding him (and his dissenter)

As a student-athlete, he exercised his freedom of speech, and he did so where the collegiate powers are now building roadblocks - in social media.

#OscarsSoWhite: Is it fair to compare the Selma to Montgomery March?

#OscarsSoWhite is a civil rights moment. One reason - it forced the diversity wheels to un-rust, to start their slow grind.

“I have a dream” and 15 other quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. that will inspire you

The ideas that followed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. iconic message “I have a dream” will always be remembered, but aren’t the only wise words he has spoken.

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