Brown v. Board of Education: Reliving and Learning From Our Racial History

Derrick Bell


In the midst of a fierce battle, soldiers, fighting in what they consider a great cause, seek encouragement in their struggles. They do not welcome criticism and reject out-of-hand even well-intended warnings that their cause is doomed to failure. By 1970, there had been many court battles, but finally school desegregation advocates were beginning to make some advances in their efforts to gain implementation of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating racial segregation in the public schools.

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