Brown v. Board at 65: The Untold Stories of the Plaintiffs & Families Who Changed America's Schools

Seeing beyond “et al”: As we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the verdict in “Oliver Brown et al. v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas,” now is the time to recognize and honor the plaintiffs who risked so much in forcing the issue of school segregation to the Supreme Court. Below you’ll find summaries of the five cases that were merged to form “Brown” at the High Court, and emotional family testimonials that lay bare the consequences faced by mothers, fathers and lawyers in joining this historic litigation. See more essays, videos, and download the new book “Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision at

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