Brown vs. Board of Education

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This collection at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home includes some of the most important primary sources in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, including the original complaint filed by the Topeka, KS Board of Education.
A timeline of major events related to the landmark Supreme Court case is provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
This resource provided by the University of Kansas documents first-person narratives of individuals directly associated with the process and outcome of Brown vs. Board of Education. Link to full-text is available in the left column of the web page.
The 74, a non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America, provides this series of oral histories from individuals associated with the landmark Supreme Court case.

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