Brown v. Board of Education
In 1954, the Supreme Court declared that “separate but equal” was unconstitutional, paving the way for the Civil Rights Act. At Disability Rights Tennessee, we recognize today as monumental, not only for Black rights in the United States but also for disability rights. This decision laid the groundwork for an integrated public education for all citizens.
We have compiled some resources for you to learn more about Brown vs. Board of Education, its effect on Civil Rights, and the disability community.
|Source||Title + Link|
|National Archives||Brown v. Board of Education (1954)|
|Legal Defense Fund||Brown v Board of Education|
|American Constitution Society||Private: The Meaning of Brown for Children with Disabilities|
Although we have come a long way since the Brown v. Board of Education decision, there is still more to do. There are still challenges and barriers for students within the education system. We hope you found these resources useful!
As always, we are hard at work protecting the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities. We have resources focused on education linked here. If you or a loved one need help contact us at 1-800-342-1660 or GetHelp@DisabilityRightsTN.org.
Further reading on this topic for those interested:
Time | How Public Schools Cherry-Pick Their Students
The 74 Interview: Education Advocate Juontel White on Schools’ Enduring Inequalities 69 Years After Brown v. Board