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When Brown Came Down

May 14, 2014

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown versus the Board of Education. On May 17th, 1954, the Supreme Court wrote in its decision, “Segregation is a denial of the equal protection of the laws.”

As part of the series “The Lines Between Us,” we explored how the decision, and what the legacy is today.  Sheilah Kast talked with Ray Winbush, director of Morgan State University’s Institute for Urban Research, and Howell Baum, author of Brown in Baltimore: School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism.  Here’s our conversation from July 2013.