New Issues Arising From 1954 Decision
Shift of School Problem From South to North
May 17, 1974, will mark the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, a decision that set off a revolution in race relations that has yet to run its full course. Brown was the spark that led to the explosion of the civil rights movement: to the sit-ins of the late 1950s and early 1960s, to the passage of civil rights legislation, and to the flood of litigation that fathered key decisions extending the range of the nation's anti-discrimination policies. During the two decades since Brown the black American gained a new confidence in his potentiality as a first-class citizen while the white American became aware ...