The Radicalism of Brown

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Paul Finkelman

Gratz College; Albany Law School

Date Written: 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.

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

Suggested Citation

Finkelman, Paul, The Radicalism of Brown (2004). University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 66, 2004, Available at SSRN:

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