SCOTUSBlog Examines Brown v. Board of Education

By Mark Walsh — February 12, 2010 1 min read
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As part of its “Race and the Court” program during Black History Month, SCOTUSBlog next week has a slate of podcasts and articles examining the legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case striking down racial segregation in the schools.

The blog’s goal with the program is “to reflect on the lasting impact the Supreme Court has had on race, both in law and in American society.”

The lineup, scheduled for Feb. 15-19, is as follows:

Podcast: “The Unexpected Consequences of Brown v. Board of Education on African American Schools and Education in the South”
-David Cecelski, historian and author of Along Freedom Road: Hyde County, North Carolina, and the Fate of Black Schools in the South

Podcast on Brown v. Board of Education
-Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio

“The Global Impact of Brown v. Board of Education
-Mary Dudziak, professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and founder of the Legal History Blog

“What Can Brown Do For You?: The Court’s Struggle Over the Meaning of Equal Protection”
-Pamela Karlan, professor at Stanford Law School

Podcast: Interview on Brown v. Board of Education and subsequent litigation over black civil rights
-Jack Greenberg, professor at Columbia Law School and former director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Podcast: The separate and unequal schools resulting from the Supreme Court’s decisions
-Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law

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A version of this news article first appeared in The School Law Blog.