Brown v. Board of Education - Chapter 10: Legacies and Lessons Summary & Analysis

James T. Patterson
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There were many victories and disappointments on the road since Brown. There was real change in the country that was designed to help black people have better and more successful lives. There were positive decisions by the Court and negative ones that seemed to stop and even reverse progress. The divide in the country between conservatives and liberals seemed to grow wider with every decision.

In Summerton, South Carolina, where one of the original Brown cases had taken place showed that throwing money at the problem didn’t work. Although black students were the benefactors of more spending in that small town, their performance did not improve over the years. White students were still attending private schools. Most black students were not in college prep programs. Blacks and whites that were in the same schools did not socialize.

In 1994 in Topeka...

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