Date of Award

Winter 1-6-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

D'Weston Haywood

Second Advisor

Jonathan Rosenberg

Academic Program Adviser

Karen Kern


This thesis examines the factors and outcomes surrounding Brown v. Board of Education of 1954. The events that predated it and the resistance that followed determined the chain of consequences from this perceived victory over racial bias. The calculated and persistent backlash against integration obscured Brown’s intent of educational opportunity.



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