Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Supreme Court record Brown v. Board of Education Topeka

Brown Foundation, Topeka, KS
Brown Foundation Website
Topeka Capital-Journal (05-11-03)

National Park Service-Monroe Elementary School National Historical Site
Brown V Board of Education National Historic Site Website
Topeka Capital-Journal (05-17-03)

Cheryl Brown Henderson and Linda Brown Thompson
Cablevision Power To Learn (Cheryl Brown Henderson - Bio)
School: The Story Of American Public Eduction (Linda Brown Thompson - Bio)

Kansas National Education Association
Kansas National Education Association Website

Related Cases:
Court Document of BRIGGS et al. v. ELLIOTT et al. (Located on Brown Foundation Website)

Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County (Virginia)
National Park Service Case Overview (Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County)
Brown Foundation Brown v. Board of Education Orientation Handbook

Bolling v. Sharpe, Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court Record Bolling V. Sharpe (Washington D.C.)

Thurgood Marshall-Lead council in Brown v. Board of Education
Thurgood Marshall Book "Thurgood Marshall; American Revolutionary" Website (author Juan Williams)
Library Of Congress American Memory Website (Thurgood Marshall - Bio)

James Madison Nabrit, Jr.-Council in Brown v. Board of Education
Howard University Brown @ 50 (James Madison Nabrit, Jr. - Bio)

African American Odyssey "The Civil Rights Era"
Library of Congress American Memory Civil Rights Era

Brown @ 50 by Howard University School of Law
Brown @ 50 Website

The Multiracial Activist
United States Supreme Court Case: BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION (Case #: 349 US 294)2.html

Recommended Readings

Cottrol, Robert J., Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware. Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003.

Cushman, Claire. Black, White, and Brown: The Landmark School Desegregation Case in Retrospect. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2004.

Kluger, Richard. Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality. New York: Vintage Books, 1977.

Martin, Waldo E. Jr. Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents.
Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1998.

Patterson, James T. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Wilson, Paul. A Time to Lose: Representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1995.


Hoxie: The First Stand. (2003) 56 minutes. Memphis: David Appleby. The documentary tells the story of a small Arkansas town's efforts to desegregate its schools following the Brown decision in 1954. The town became the site of one of the first battles between proponents of integration and the growing southern resistance. Available from The Cinema Guild at 212-685-6242 or

In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality: The Story of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. (2004) 27 minutes. Produced by Opus Communications in cooperation with The Brown Foundation for Educational Excellence, Equity, and Research and the National Park Service. Chronicles the people and events surrounding the most important civil rights decision in American history. Available from Opus Communications at 816-472-7600 or

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. (2002) Four programs @ 56 minutes. New York: Quest Productions, VideoLine Productions and Thirteen/WNET New York.
Comprehensive look at the Jim Crow era of legal segregation, from the end of Reconstruction through the mid-twentieth century civil rights movement. "Program Four: Terror and Triumph," covers World War II through the Brown decision in 1954. Available from California Newsreel at 1-877-811-7495 or

The Road to Brown (1989) 56 minutes. Tells the story of Brown as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the civil rights movement, focusing on the role of Charles Hamilton Houston, "the man who killed Jim Crow." Available from California Newsreel at 1-877-811-7495 or

Separate but Equal. (1991) 193 minutes. Los Angeles: Republic Pictures Home Video.
A dramatization of the events surrounding the Brown decision, with Sidney Poitier as Thurgood Marshall and Burt Lancaster as opposing counsel John W. Davis. Available through various video retailers.

With All Deliberate Speed: The Legacy of Brown v. Board (2003) – A documentary for television, video, and DVD. The purpose of the film is to create civic dialogue on the important social issues of the case. The film will be released in spring 2004 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board. The film will have a content rich companion website that will include study guides, lesson plans and teacher instructions. For further information, email Sharon Baker at

Brown v. Board of Education:"The Case of the Century" (2003) The Kansas Bar Association created a 70-minute video, "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: The Case of the Century," and related teaching materials as a project for the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision. The video features a reenactment of the 1952 and 1953 oral arguments presented to the U. S. Supreme Court. Copies of "The Case of the Century" will be available at no cost on VHS to interested Kansas educators. To order a copy of the video, fillout their online form or call them at 785-234-5696.


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