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The Supreme Court and Civil Rights

Supreme Court of the United States; American Civil Rights Movement; Brown v. Board of Education; Racial Inequality; Public Education

Michael Klarman (Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)

November 7, 2017

Everybody has heard of Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 decision, which held that state-mandated segregation of public education was unconstitutional. But how representative was Brown of the Supreme Court’s contributions to racial equality in American history? Have the Court’s rulings, on the whole, been more helpful or harmful to the cause of racial equality?


Political Science / History / Education Studies / Supreme Court of the United States / American Civil Rights Movement / Brown v. Board of Education / Racial Inequality / Public Education /