The Road to Justice

The path to equality has been anything but smooth. It's taken courage and dedication by everyday people coming together for a common goal to carry the country toward true equality. Parents, teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students drove their communities, and the country along with them, toward justice in a series of often unsteady turns leading to the Brown v. Board Decision. Read More

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The story of Brown v. Board of Education

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is one of the most pivotal opinions ever rendered by that body.

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Clark Doll Test

The Clark Doll test was instrumental to the Brown v. Board of Education case.

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From Segregation to Incarceration

The End of African American Higher Education Institutes in Kansas

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Native American Desegregation Efforts

From William Crawford to Alice Piper, read how Native American families challenged school desegregation

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Last updated: March 17, 2023

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