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With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, declaring that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." This decision was pivotal to the struggle for racial desegregation in the United States. This exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark judicial case.

The physical exhibition will be on view at the Library through November 13, 2004, Monday - Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Captions for images: (left) An elementary school in Hurlock, Maryland, ca. 1935. (right) Ruby Bridges, 1960.

Exhibition Overview
Exhibition Sections:
    - A Century of Racial Segregation
    - Brown v. Board of Education
    - The Aftermath
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Credits and Acknowledgments

This exhibition and its programming were made possible by the generous support of AARP, Anthony and Beatrice Welters, and AmeriChoice, a UnitedHealth Group Company. Look for these "Discover!" labels that will spotlight items of special interest to kids and families!
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