Best of Rock the Schools Episode 78 | Brown V. Board of Education with Dr. Cheryl Brown Henderson

Feb 27, 2017, 06:15 PM

Dr. Cheryl Brown Henderson, the daughter of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, who in the Fall of 1950 along with twelve other parents, led by attorneys for the NAACP, filed suit on behalf of their children again the local Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas. Their case joined with cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. on appeal to the US Supreme Court became known as the landmark decision on May 17, 1954, making separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. Dr. Cheryl Brown Henderson shares her historical perspective from the eyes of an eighth grader and its timing and significance to the civil rights movement in the Jim Crow south. Chris Stewart followed up with a powerful article relating the landmark decision to today’s school reform debate at: