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Brown's Impact, 50 Years On24:50

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photoMonday marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. In the half-century that has passed since that decision, lawyers have used Brown to end legal segregation in all public schools and facilities.

But its legacy has not been all positive, as the court's reluctance to demand the immediate integration of public schools resulted in delaying tactics and half-hearted desegregation attempts.

Today, the problem of segregation is far from solved, as large numbers of white and minority students still attend racially homogenous schools.


Charles Ogletree, professor of law at Harvard University.

This program aired on May 13, 2004.

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