Simple Justice: Brown v. Board of Education
The Supreme Court's epochal decision handed down in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (five cases consolidated under one title), which outlawed racial segregation in American Public schools, proved to be a catalyst for the broad social changes brought about by the civil rights movement of the 1960's. Richard Kluger documents in rich detail the unfolding of this landmark case in Simple Justice, which has become a standard authority on the subject since its publication in 1975. A vivid history of black America's long legal struggle for equal citizenship and a revealing look at the inner workings of the High Court, Kluger's encyclopedic study brings together personalities, politics, and constitutional law in a masterful presentation.
Linda Brown, the little girl at the center of the case, passed away on March 25th, 2018 in Topeka, Kansas she was 75 years old.