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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.
“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."
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.
Don’t mistake my pro-freedom for anti-protest. Racism is very much alive.
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.”
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.
The right to vote is nothing without the actual ability to vote.
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).
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 a civil rights moment. One reason - it forced the diversity wheels to un-rust, to start their slow grind.
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.