Event Image for Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future: 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
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Join us as we examine this historic event’s impact on the current state of education and honor the Little Rock 9, the litigants of Brown, and other champions who have made the continued pursuit of educational justice possible. 
Image: Lucinda Todd was the secretary of the Topeka, Kansas branch of the NAACP and the first parent to sign on as plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The dining room of her home was a gathering place both for local members of the NAACP and national figures involved in the case such as Thurgood Marshall, Roy Wilkins, Walter White, and Jack Greenberg. Todd was quoted as saying, "this is where it all started, right here" in reference to the table.  
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Judge Paul L. Brady 

Portrait of the children involved in the landmark Civil Rights lawsuit 'Brown V. Board of Education,' which challenged the legality of American public school segregation, Topeka, Kansas, 1953. From front, Vicki Henderson, Donald Henderson, Linda Brown (the 'Brown' of the case's name), James Emanuel, Nancy Todd, and Katherine Carper.

Brown v. Board of Education 70th Anniversary

The National Museum of African American History and Culture marks the anniversary of a landmark United States Supreme Court decision that profoundly impacted access to education, resulting in a major step toward equality and justice for African Americans.
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