Regional Relations

President Young on landmark civil rights ruling

Brown vs. Board of Education integrated public chools

Brown vs. Board of Education integrated public schools

In May 1954, a court case changed the course of U.S. public education, paving the way for diversity and equality in classrooms: Brown vs. Board of Education. UW President Michael K. Young, who served on the national commission that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the case in 2004, reflects on how the landmark ruling transformed public education — and opened doors for generations of young people.

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