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Fifty years ago...

Fifty years ago on May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that racial segregation in public schools unconstitutionally deprived students of equal educational opportunities. This ruling paved the way for significant opportunities in our society – especially for equal justice, fairness, and education.

Carleton College is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision to desegregate America's public schools in a variety of ways throughout spring term, including lectures, panel discussions, a photo exhibition, film, and academic courses. This schedule will be updated as additional events are planned.