The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxxiv, 222 pages. Errata and Acknowledgments insert present. Illustrations. Timeline for Brown v. Board of Education. Transcript of the Brown v. Board Opinion. Notes. Contributors. Index. Introduction and Commentary by Tavis Smiley. This is one of the Landmarks in Civil Rights History series. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Smiley was honored with the NAACP Image Award for best news, talk, or information series for three consecutive years (1997–99) for his work on BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley. Smiley's advocacy efforts have earned him numerous awards and recognition including the recipient of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Minorities in Communications. Brown v. Board became important for every citizen, not just African Americans. It shows that the founding documents of our country provided us with sovereign rights that cannot be restricted by state and local governments. That decision impacted the lives of women, persons with disabilities, blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, and everyone living in this country. Brown was significant in attacking the silence. It opened up a dialogue and forced the country to take on greater responsibility; every level had to start addressing the issue of race. In many ways, once the dialogue started, people finally began to under stand the depths of racism. This case was about gaining access to educational resources; the resources were and remain where the white children are. The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education is about renewing and continuing the promise of Brown. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Segregation, NAACP Legal Defense, Tavis Smiley, Juan Williams, Derrick Bell, Cheryl Brown Henderson, Charles Ogletree, Mary Hatwood Futrell, Richard Wright, Plessy, Marco Portales, Wade Boykin, Gary Orfield, African-Americans, Education, Separate but