Brown vs Board of Education
On Sunday, May 17, we observed the 66th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling that unanimously struck down segregrated schools and outlawed the old separate-but-equal principle in public facilities. While it would take years for the ruling to become reality throughout the nation, it was a monumental legal start.
Click here for a recorded interview with B.B. DeLaine, the first African-American teacher at Garinger High School and the son of the Rev. Joseph DeLaine, as he talks about segregation and the changes he witnessed.