Law, History & Politics: Brown v. Board of Ed.

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For this meeting, we'll read and discuss the Brown v. Board of Ed decisions -- the original decision ("Brown I"), as well as the "implementation" decision ("Brown II").

1) Brown v. Bd. of Ed. of Topeka, et al., 347 U.S. 483 (1954) ("Brown I") -- Click here to access it online.

2) Brown v. Bd. of Ed. of Topeka, et al., 349 U.S. 294 (1955) ("Brown II") -- Click here to access it online.

We'll discuss how and why the Brown decisions effectively overturned the doctrine of "Separate But Equal."

We'll then discuss the "Little Rock Nine" incident that followed the Brown decisions.

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Previous LHP series:

• The Chinese Exclusion Act and Korematsu v. U.S. (July 2017): https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/239229088/

• Plessy v. Ferguson, (April 2017) -- a reading and critical discussion of the "Separate But Equal" doctrine: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/237488367/

• Federalist Papers Nos. 2 and 68, and the Dred Scott Decision (Feb. 2, 2017): https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/236391106/?eventId=236391106s