60 Years After Brown v. Board & The Resegregation of America’s Schools

Brown v. Board of EducationMay 21, 2014 – Segment 4

Saturday was the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which established that separate public schools for black children and white children was unconstitutional. We remember that decision and look at today’s schools, with: 

  • E.R. Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; 
  • Daniel Denvir, reporter at the Philadelphia City Paper and contributor toThe GuardianSalon and The New Republic, who wrote about “The Resegregation of America’s Schools” for Al Jazeera America;
  • A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships;
  • and longtime journalist and commentator Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler.