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Basic Black: Brown v Board and the Return of Segregation?

May 16, 2014

This week on Basic Black, we take a look at the lasting impact of Brown v. Board of Education as we approach the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in the case.

Additional reading: The Pro Publica Series, Segregation Now.


We'll also turn our lens on Nigeria in the wake of the kidnapping of over 300 schoolgirls. The crime has attracted international attention including rallies held here in the Boston area and prompted US intervention in an effort to find the girls.



Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH Radio
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, Assistant Professor of Writing, Publishing and Literature, Emerson College
- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University
- Kenneth Mack, Lawrence Biele Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Photo:  Students, parents and educators rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, for the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down the “separate but equal” concept established under Plessy v. Ferguson that kept schools segregated. (AP Photo)