Skip Navigation
FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Teaching and Learning Resources From Federal Agencies
RSS



Home
Subject Map
Go
U.S. Time Periods
-1607: Three Worlds Meet (23)
1607-1763: Colonization (26)
1763-1815: Revolution (73)
1801-1861: Expansion (84)
1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction (101)
1865-1920: Modern America (119)
1914-1945: World Wars (102)
1945-Present: Contemporary America (65)
Other History & Social Studies: U.S. History Time Periods (8)
 
What's New
Calendar

U.S. Time Periods » 1945-Present: Contemporary America

Brown v. Board: Five Communities That Changed America

describes five cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear in 1952 under one title: Brown v. Board of Education. The cases originated in Delaware, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Each contested the "separate but equal" doctrine of the Court's 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which by the 1950s had resulted in 17 states requiring racial segregation in public schools and 4 states allowing it. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

   Go to this website
Protesting school segregation, St. Louis, Missouri. (Courtesy of the St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Protesting school segregation

 This website also appears in:
U.S. History Topics »  Ethnic Groups »  African Americans
U.S. History Topics »  Movements »  Civil Rights
U.S. Time Periods »  1945-Present: Contemporary America » 

    About FREE      Privacy     Security     Disclaimer     WhiteHouse.gov     USA.gov   ED.gov