The Journal of Negro Education

The Journal of Negro Education is an academic journal focusing on African American education

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 3, Summer

African American Women and Brown: A Lingering Twilight or Emerging Dawn?
I remember vividly my mother jumping up and down, clapping her hands, and shouting, "Thurgood Marshall just won the Supreme Court decision! Thurgood Marshall just won the Supreme Court decision!" As a tiny preschooler, I remember being excited also,...
A Legal History of Desegregation in Higher Education
The white race deems itself to be the dominant race in this country. And so it is, in prestige, in achievements, in education, in wealth and in power. So, I doubt not, it will continue to be for all time, if it remains true to its great heritage and...
Book Review -- Removing a Badge of Slavery: The Record of Brown V. Board of Education Edited by Mark Whitman
Removing a Badge of Slavery: The Record of Brown v. Board of Education, edited by Mark Whitman. Princeton, NJ & New York: Markus Wiener, 1993. 357 pp. $49.95, cloth.With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown...
Brown and Educational Policy Making at 40
Over the years, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (Brown 1) (1954) and subsequent legal challenges by African Americans have spawned a number of findings governing educational policies and policy making at almost every phase of schooling...
Brown at the Threshold of the 21st Century: Enduring or Withering Legacy?
Perhaps no Supreme Court decision has generated more controversy and conflict over such a protracted period of time as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954). Few decisions of that Court have brought about as much fundamental social change,...
Brown V. Board of Education and the American with Disabilities Act: Vistas of Equal Educational Opportunities for African Americans
INTRODUCTIONPrior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by Congress in 1990, persons with disabilities occupied a similar position in status to African Americans during the period of de jure segregation. Individuals with disabilities...
Brown V. Board of Education at 40: A Legal History of Equal Educational Opportunities in American Public Education
INTRODUCTIONOn May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down perhaps its most significant ruling of all time. In a unanimous 9-0 opinion in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (Brown I) (1954), the Court held that the de jure segregation...
Desegregation of Gifted Educational Programs: The Impact of Brown on Underachieving Children of Color
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid and efforts devoted to the identification and placement of minority students in gifted education programs. This response reflects the unfortunate reality that minority children, particularly African...
Legal and Policy Issues in Higher Education
Each generation of Americans appears to be challenged anew to confront the problems of defining equal access and equal opportunity. The 40 years since the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) have taught us that...
Missing Teachers, Impaired Communities: The Unanticipated Consequences of Brown V. Board of Education on the African American Teaching Force at the Precollegiate Level
In 1954, the year of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, approximately 82,000 African American teachers were responsible for the education of the nation's two million African American public school students...
Multicultural Education: Reflections on Brown at 40
INTRODUCTIONIn 1954, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (Brown I) was heralded as the landmark decision representing the dawning of a new era in American society and its educational system. With Brown, the Supreme Court ended the systematic...
Permissive Social and Educational Inequality 40 Years after Brown
After 40 years of social and educational battles incident to Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), African Americans continue to experience socioeducational inequalities before the law. Four decades after Brown, attempts to evaluate its...
Prevailing upon the American Dream: Thurgood Marshall and Brown V. Board of Education
They [the Framers of the Constitution] meant to set up a standard maxim for free society, which should be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated,...
The Continuing Significance of Desegregation: School Racial Composition and African American Inclusion in American Society
The observance of the 40th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) decision provides an occasion for examining the impact of school desegregation on individuals and the broader society during the four decades that have...
The Continuing Vitality of Affirmative Action Diversity Principles in Professional and Graduate School Student Admissions and Faculty Hiring
Thurgood Marshall was unquestionably the greatest lawyer of the 20th century in the United States and perhaps the world. However, not too many years before Marshall successfully argued the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case, which...
The Impact of Brown on the Education of Latinos
INTRODUCTIONBrown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) was the basis for a number of initiatives and strategies to improve the educational treatment of people of color. While it had a dramatic impact on the quality of education for African...
The Implementation of Desegregation Plans since Brown
IntroductionWhen the Supreme Court overturned the doctrine of "separate but equal" in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (Brown I) (1954) as a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, it fashioned a decision with no...
The Legacy of Thurgood Marshall
INTRODUCTIONIt is a very humbling experience to have been asked to write about this great man. This reaction is understandable in light of the many tributes already prepared by such well-known and distinguished personalities as fellow Supreme Court Justice...
The NAACP-Inc. Fund Alliance: Its Strategy, Power, and Destruction
INTRODUCTIONForty years after Marshall's righteous persuasion placed the judicial jewel of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) in the NAACP-Inc. Fund's crown, even middle-class Blacks consider themselves to be victimized by racism (Cose,...
The Promise of Brown and the Reality of Academic Grouping: The Tracks of My Tears
So take a good look at my face. You'll see my smile looks out of place. If you look closer, it's easy to trace The tracks of my tears. (Robinson, Tarplin, & More, 1969)INTRODUCTIONSchoolchildren in 1994 should know that in 1954 laws and policies...