The Centrality of Brown

CHOOSING EQUALITY: ESSAYS AND NARRATIVES ON THE DESEGREGATION EXPERIENCE, Robert L. Hayman, Jr., Leland Ware, eds., pp. 224-245, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009

22 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2009

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Paul Finkelman

Gratz College; Albany Law School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article is an examination of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The Brown decision is considered by many to be one of the most important and influential decisions in the history of the United States Supreme Court. However, fifty years after Brown was decided, some scholars consider the decision to have been a failure because of its unassertive nature and failed implementation. It has been suggested that the court may have been better off enforcing the 'equal' portion of Plessy v. Ferguson's 'separate but equal doctrine.'

Keywords: segregation

Suggested Citation

Finkelman, Paul, The Centrality of Brown (2009). CHOOSING EQUALITY: ESSAYS AND NARRATIVES ON THE DESEGREGATION EXPERIENCE, Robert L. Hayman, Jr., Leland Ware, eds., pp. 224-245, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1424406

Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)

Gratz College ( email )

7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
United States

Albany Law School

NY
United States

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