The Radicalism of Brown

Paul Finkelman

Albany Law School - Government Law Center


University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 66, 2004

In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses how the Brown v. Board of Education decisions were radical both jurisprudentially and substantively the implications of which were revolutionary in context of the time at which they were decided. In the Brown decisions, the Supreme Court was radical in the way it extended rights to minorities on a national scale, something never before accomplished. Here, Professor Finkelman provides a context for the Brown decisions by discussing racial segregation at the time and outlines the implications of the decisions themselves.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: Brown v. Board of Education, racial segregation, minorities

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Date posted: August 13, 2009  

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Finkelman, Paul, The Radicalism of Brown (2004). University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 66, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1447476

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Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)
Albany Law School - Government Law Center ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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