Becoming Critical Public Historians: Students Study Diversity and Access in Post “Brown v. Board” Los Angeles

Anniversaries of major historical events, such as the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, provide social studies teachers with the opportunity to connect their classroom study to broader public conversations about the event and its significance. This article reports on the one such effort – an intensive five week summer seminar in which urban high school students produced original historical research on the legacy of Brown in greater Los Angeles.

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Ernest Morrell

John Rogers

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Image adapted from photo by UCLA/IDEA

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