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

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/