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Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board: The Desegregation of New Orleans Public Schools

The federal courts' enforcement of the landmark Brown decision provokes a prolonged struggle over state and federal authority.

Famous Federal Trials

by Davison M. Douglas, Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law and Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law, School of Law, College of William and Mary

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

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Documenting the Desegregation Case — A Primary Source Activity

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A School Board Meeting — A Simulation Activity

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The Legal Foundations of School Segregation — A Comparative Activity

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The Federal Government's Challenge to Segregation — A Document-Based Question

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Resources for Judges and Educational Outreach

Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board and the Desegregation of New Orleans Schools — Suggestions for Judges

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