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American Bar Association (ABA)
To Win Equality by Law: Brown v. Board at 50 is the theme of the ABA's Law Day, May 1, 2004. Visit the ABA Web site for a selected listing of annotated resources, including a bibliography of books and articles, court cases, films & videos, lessons for use with students, and annotated links to K-12 lessons on other Web sites, as well as public education resources from the ABA.

Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary National Commission
The U.S. Department of Education's Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission was established in 2001 to encourage and provide for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. This Web site lists a "series of public programs that will provide information and analysis about Brown v. Board's historical origins and its significance to understanding issues and concerns in today's society."

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
On October 26, 1992, Congress established the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to commemorate the landmark Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools. Visit this Web site for facts on the site, information on planning a visit, resource-links pages including a bibliography on the case, and lists of primary and graphic resources.

Brown Foundation
In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Resources, information and source material about Brown v. Board of Education and related topics. Download the student activity booklet, published in cooperation with the Brown Foundation and National Park Service, Department of Interior.

Civil Rights Project at Harvard University
In January, 2004, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (CRP) announced a new study on national re-segregation trends in American public schools. "Brown at 50: King's Dream or the Plessy Nightmare," by Professor Gary Orfield and Research Associate Chungmei Lee, considers changes in the country and in the districts directly affected by Brown. "In the past decade there has been backward movement for desegregation in U.S. schools," according to the report, "especially for Latino and African-American students, and particularly in the South; and, that Asian students are the most integrated and most successful students by far."

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Brown v. Board of Education: 50th Anniversary
Constitutional Rights Foundation Web site offers a series of 15 online lessons addressing issues of race and equality from the pre- and post-decision perspectives.

The Delaware Law Related Education Center
Desegregation in Delaware — Celebrating Brown at 50. Intended for grade levels 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12, "these lessons were designed to commemorate the Brown v. the Board of Education decision in 1954 and to highlight the unique role Delaware played in school desegregation. The lessons follow the chronology of the significant Delaware cases and tie the Delaware cases to the evolution of our national civil rights laws. There are lessons for grade levels."

Howard University School of Law
This Web site features an annotated chronology for Brown v. Board of Education, biographical sketches of the key figures involved in the case, and links to other education resources.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Created by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society, this site includes an excellent assortment of teaching materials, including the full text and summaries of the majority opinion; biographies of Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall; and teaching recommendations and classroom activities focused on critical analysis of the case and reactions to it, including a unit on political cartoon analysis.

National Archives and Records Administration
Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education
This site contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
Red White Blue & Brown
This Web site, from the organization that argued Brown in the courts, features a Brown v. Board chronology, links to additional resources, and a "press center" page.

National Education Association (NEA)
Horizons of Opportunities: Celebrating 50 Years of Brown v Board of Education May 17, 1954-2004
The NEA offers background and information on the history of the case and its impact since its ruling in 1954. This site also includes a school-integration timeline and links to lesson plans and educational events and activities.

New York University — Brown Plus Fifty: A Renewed Agenda for Social Justice
The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, a unit of the Steinhardt School of Education, in collaboration with New York University School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service present the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka 50th Anniversary Conference, to be held May 17-19, 2004 at New York University. Visit this Web site for program information, an annotated bibliography on the landmark decision, and links to education resources.

Ruby Bridges Foundation
In 1960 Ruby Bridges was the first black student to integrate William Frantz Public School in New Orleans. The Ruby Bridges Foundation promotes and encourages the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences. With the belief that prejudice and racism can be eliminated, the Ruby Bridges Foundation's mission is to change society through the education and inspiration of children.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education, exhibition opens May 15, 2004. To complement the exhibition, the museum will be offering a variety of education programs and materials, including teacher resources for grades 4 through 12; school tours beginning fall 2004; a teacher workshop in the summer of 2004, including opportunities to discuss the exhibition and educational materials with the exhibition team; a Web site featuring a virtual exhibition and educational materials; and a series of public programs including film, symposia, and family events.

The Southern Education Foundation
The Southern Education Foundation works to improve access to quality educational opportunity for all people of the South, especially those disadvantaged by race, gender, poverty, or color. The SEF Internship program will place 25 young people from southern colleges in various venues to work on issues related to education inequality.

Teaching Tolerance — Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center focused its anniversary section of Teaching Tolerance magazine on "What Brown v. Board meant to America." Includes a timeline of school integration in the U.S., interviews with 14 Americans about the legacy and impact of Brown, and lesson plans and activities for 7-12th grade students.

University of Michigan Library's Brown v. Board of Ed Digital Archive
This archive provides, "documents and images which chronicle events surrounding this historically significant case up to the present. The archive is divided into four main areas of interest: Supreme Court cases; busing and school integration efforts in northern urban areas; school integration in the Ann Arbor Public School District; and recent resegregation trends in American schools."

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