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May 17, 2004


Happy Birthday, Brown vs. Board of Education!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. Here's the decision itself, a summary of the case, a great series from NPR about the case and its ongoing ramifications, and a big archive of documents related to the case from the University of Michigan.

It seems fitting, then, that today also is the first day for legal same-sex marriages in Massachusetts, since both decisions hinge on equal protection under the law. A friend tells me that the Mass. supreme court specifically chose today b/c of the Brown v. Board anniversary.

categories: Politics
posted by adm at 9:28 AM | #