Oliver Brown Civil Rights Biography Assignment


Dennis Kelly, "Roots of Integration// 'Brown vs. Board of Education' turns 40// Legacy of a Class-action landmark"., USA Today, 02-16-1994, pp 01. 

Shena Crittendon, "Separate and Unequal: 40 years after Brown decision"., Richard Afro-American, 06-14-1995, pp PG.

Written by Ken Gross, reported by Bill Shaw, "Sequel: Linda Brown Reopens Her Landmark Case Against Racism".,People, 12-01-1986, pp 146.

Alvin Peabody, "The Education Of Black America: 40 Years Later 1954 Decision Seen As".,Washington Informer, 05-25-1994, pp PG.

Amanda Caracci, "Brown Details Experience in Landmark Case in South Carolina Speech"., University Wire, 02-19-1999.

Jonathan Yardley, whose e-mail address is yardley@twp.com, "Complications of an Activist Court"., The Washington Post, 02-15-2001, pp C02.

By Brent Whiting, "High Court Revolutionized U.S. This Century"., The Arizona Republic, 12-12-1999, pp A36

Stories by Timothy M. Phelps, "The Legacy of Brown vs. Board Decades after the Supreme Court Barred Separate but Equal Schools, in Topeka and Elsewhere the Battle is Still Being Waged!", Newsday, 05-15-1994, pp A04.

John Hanna,The Fight Continues., Los Angeles Sentinel, 05-19-1994, pp PG

William H. Freivagel; "Of the Post-Dispatch Staff, Black, White and Brown Desegregation Ruling Established A Legal Landmark, Unkept Promises"., St. Louis Post- Dispatch, 05-15-1994, pp 01B

Bill Clinton, "Equal Justice For All"., Washington Informer, 05-25-1994, pp PG

Author Not Available, "Judge Says Schools Still Unequal"., Sacramento Observer, 03-12-1997 ,pp PG

Brown Henderson, Cheryl, "The Legacy of Brown Forty Six Years Later." Washburn Law Journal, September 20, 2000     

Brown, Oliver, 1918-


Brown was plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954. Oliver Brown, one of thirteen plaintiffs, had agreed to participate on behalf of his seven-year-old daughter Linda, who had to walk six blocks to board a school bus that drove her to the all-black Monroe School a mile away. -- "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty, Library of Congress WWW site.

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Archival Collections and Reference Resources

  • Anne Braden Oral History Project (Kentucky Virtual Library)
  • Civil Rights-- Brown vs. Board of Education (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library)
  • Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
  • Civil Rights Movement in Virginia : An Exhibition on Display February 7 - June 19, 2004 (Virginia Historical Society)
  • Digital Archive: Brown v. Board of Education (University of Michigan Library)
  • Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (University of Mississippi Libraries)
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting Digital Library (Georgia Public Broadcasting)
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Collection (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
  • March on Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project (Golda Meir Library (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries))
  • Nashville Public Library Digital Collections Portal: Civil Rights (Nashville Public Library)
  • Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Women's History (Emory University, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library)
  • Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine Papers ca. 1918-2000 (University of South Carolina)
    • Flyer, 1958 Mar. 9, (St. Albans, N.Y.), All Are Welcome..., St. Albans Community A.M.E. Church (Texts (document genres))
    • Letter, 1961 Dec. 11, (Columbia, S.C.), John H. McCray, to Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., (Hollis, Long Island, N.Y.) (Letters (correspondence))
    • Letter, 1971 Jan. 31, (New York, N.Y.), Robert Gottlieb, To Whom it May Concern (Letters (correspondence))
    • Letter, 1971 Nov. 3, (Ridgefield, C.T.), Richard Kluger, to Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., (Charlotte, N.C.) (Letters (correspondence))
    • Letter, 1971 Nov. 8, (Charlotte, N.C.), Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., to Richard Kluger, [Ridgefield, C.T.] (Letters (correspondence))
    • Letter, 1974 Apr. 3, (Charlotte, N.C.), Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., to Anna Franks (Letters (correspondence))
    • Letter, 1974 May 10, (New York, N.Y.), Harry J. McNeill, to Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., (Upper Montclair, N.J.) (Letters (correspondence))
    • Letter, 1979 May 1, (Columbia, S.C.), Isaac W. Williams, to Mrs. [Mattie] DeLaine, (Charlotte, N.C.) (Letters (correspondence))
    • Letter, 1979 May 8, (New York, N.Y.), Louise Frillmann, to Mrs. [Mattie] DeLaine, (Charlotte, N.C.) (Letters (correspondence))
    • Program, 1979 May 17, (Washington, D.C.), Brown v. Board of Education, White House, President Jimmy Carter (Programs)
    • Speech, [1957], The Decision of May 17, 1954, Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr. (Speeches)
    • Speech, 1974 May 17, Cronology [sic] of Events Leading to Inviting the NAACP into Clarendon County, Joseph A. DeLaine, Sr., to 20th Anniversary Celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision Outlawing Segregation in Public Schools of America, (New York, N.Y.) (Speeches)
    • Telegram, 1979 May 10, (Middleton, V.A.), Louis Martin, to Mrs. [Mattie] DeLaine, (Charlotte, N.C.) (Telegrams)
    • Telegram, 1984 Feb. 28, (New York, N.Y.), Jack Greenberg, to Mrs. Mattie DeLaine, (Charlotte, N.C.) (Telegrams)
  • Voices of Civil Rights (Library of Congress)
  • With all deliberate speed : the legacy of Brown v. Board (Teleduction)
  • With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty (Library of Congress)
    • Earl Warren to members of the Court, May 7, 1954 (Memorandums)
    • Felix Frankfurter to Earl Warren, May 17, 1954 (Letters (correspondence))
    • George E. C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James M. Nabrit congratulating each other (Black-and-white photographs)
    • Harold H. Burton to Earl Warren, May 17, 1954 (Letters (correspondence))
    • The Russell Daily News (Russell, Kansas), Monday, May 17, 1954 (Newspapers)
    • Time magazine, September 19, 1955. Cover (Covers (gathered matter components))
    • William Douglas to Earl Warren, May 11, 1954 (Letters (correspondence))
    • William L. Patterson, Executive Secretary of the Civil Rights Congress, to Walter White congratulating White on the NAACP's victory in Brown v. Board of Education, May 17, 1954 (Telegrams)
  • WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)

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