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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 19, 2014

WILL Archive: Thurgood Marshall Discusses School Integration

By Sean Powers

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Pictured in this 1954 handout photo is Louis Redding, center, on the steps of the Supreme Court Building, in Washington, D.C., with other NAACP attorneys who argued the school segregation case, Brown vs. Board of Education, From left are, Special Cou

This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling -- in 1956 -- Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Marshall said despite efforts by detractors of integration, black and white students were meant to go to school under one roof.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 06, 2014

Illinois’ Red Light On Sunday Car Sales

This story was produced with Curious City, a news-gathering experiment from WBEZ that's designed to satisfy your curiosities.

By Lauren Chooljian

A car salesman speaks with a customer at the Apple Chevrolet dealership in Orland Park, Ill., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Automakers report U.S. sales for February on Tuesday.

Judging by how many transportation-related questions Curious City receives, we denizens of the Chicago region are obsessed with getting around and will ask about any stumbling blocks — legal or otherwise — that threaten to get in our way.






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