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Description - The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education by Black Issues in Higher Education

"My father, Oliver L. Brown, for whom Brown v. Board of Education is named, was a proud member of a group of a few hundred people, across the country, who took risks by taking a stand for what they believed. He died in 1961, just seven years after the case, so he didn't live long enough to know that Brown would become the foundation on which so much of this country's civil and human rights initiatives would rest. Brown v. Board became important for every citizen, not just African Americans. It shows that the founding documents of our country provided us with sovereign rights that cannot be restricted by state and local governments. That decision impacted the lives of women, persons with disabilities, blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, and everyone living in this country. Brown was significant in attacking the silence. It opened up a dialogue and forced the country to take on greater responsibility; we at every level had to start addressing the issue of race.In many ways, once the dialogue started, we finally began to under stand the depths of racism. This case was about gaining access to educational resources; the resources were and remain where the white children are. "The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education" is about renewing and continuing the promise of Brown." -Cheryl Brown Henderson, president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence, and Research, and daughter of Oliver L. Brown, one of the thirteen plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471649267
ISBN-10: 0471649260
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Since its founding in 1984, BLACK ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION has been America's preeminent magazine for information on issues affecting African Americans and other minorities and underrepresented groups in our nation's colleges and universities. Black Issues in Higher Education has been at the forefront of providing vital information for the past twenty years. Leaders from academe, industry, and public policy have all come to rely on this award-winning news magazine to stay abreast of the trends and issues that go to the very core of the future of this country and its place in an ever-changing world. In 2002 Black Issues won the coveted Folio award as the outstanding educational publication in the United States. This award only attests to how well BIHE has carried out its mission of being the most reliable source for those who understand the importance of these issues.