At a Glance


Examine the events which led to and the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education.

Library of Congress

With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty

This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the pivotal 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case. It offers 116 images, including book covers, letters, political cartoons, and photographs. Exhibition Overview is a 300-word introduction to the exhibit and its significance.

The website is divided into three sections: A Century of Racial Segregation, Brown v. Board of Education, and The Aftermath, all of which consist of links to documents, detailed paragraphs on selected documents, and events related to that section. "Discover" buttons are dispersed throughout these exhibit sections; and, when clicked, reveal more information and answer a particular question, such as "What is 'separate but equal?'"

The Exhibition Checklist includes links to all images used on the site. The site is an ideal resource for students interested in the historical developments that led to the Brown v. Board decision.