November 01, 2014

Gender Equality Under the Law

The editors of this issue of GPSolo have chosen 1954 as a milestone year because, in the battle for racial equality, that was the year when Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was decided. I was nine years old that year. I grew up in the South (Georgia) amid billboards that cried out “Impeach Earl Warren,” the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the author of the Brown opinion. I never went to school with a person of color until I went to a college “up North” (New York State) in 1963. So, based on my own life experience, 1954 did not seem like a pivotal year for race equality in the South.


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