Through the ruling in the Supreme Court case on Brown v. Board of Education and subsequent events in southern public schools, including the Little Rock crisis in Arkansas, the need for school desegregation became increasingly relevant.
Document: March for Integrated Schools. “A Petition for Integrated Schools to the President and the Congress of the United States,” January 1959
- Classroom Activity: Barbara Rose Johns and Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)
- Encyclopedia: Brown v. Board of Education
- Document Analysis Worksheet