Photo Exhibit: Civil Rights Now! Brown v. Board of Education: A Chronological Look at its History

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Date and Time

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — Thursday, April 30, 2015


Pardee Legal Research Center, First Floor, Common Area

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Exhibit Overview and Themes

Open during library hours, this 12-panel exhibit provides an in depth view of the significance of the legal victory in Brown v. Board of Education, which dismantled the legal framework for racial segregation in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court's findings were based on the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and thereby set into motion social and political movements that changed the course of history.

This exciting visual presentation uses images and text to share little known facts about the history of the Brown decision. Today few people realize that as early as 1849 African Americans fought the system of education in this country that mandated separate schools for their children based solely on race. In many instances these schools were substandard facilities with out-of-date textbooks and often no basic school supplies. What was not in question was the dedication of the African American teachers assigned to these schools.

This chronological look at the history of Brown leaves the viewer with a clear understanding that efforts still continue across the country to realize the dream of individuals and organizations that challenged a system that would deny them access to equal educational opportunity and their basic civil rights.

<em>Brown v. Board of Education</em> at 60

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