Of Promises and Visions: Brown as a Gift to American Democracy


by Joshua P. Bogin — 1995

Two of the highlights of the “Brown Plus Forty" Conference were the general session panel discussions. “The Promise of Brown" and “Visions for the Future." A senior project associate at New York University’s Equity Assistance Center and a former senior trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, I moderated one of these panels, and offer both a synthesis of the panelists’” expressed views and my own thoughts on the legacy of the Supreme Court’s 1954 opinion, a legacy I see as one of opportunity-not just equal educational opportunity, but opportunity for redemption-for a nation riven from birth by the internal hypocrisy of institutionalized racial discrimination, freed in a way by Brown to try finally to realize our democratic ideals.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 4, 1995, p. 782-798
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 26, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 2:43:45 PM

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