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
(AP Photo/Courtesy of the NAACP)
May 19, 2014

WILL Archive: Thurgood Marshall Discusses School Integration

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.


May 18, 2014

AT&T Agrees To Buy DirecTV In $48.5B Deal

 AT&T says it is buying DirecTV for $95 per share, or $49 billion, a move that gives the telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers.


May 16, 2014

Non-Tenured Faculty At U Of I Petition For Union

More than 400 University of Illinois faculty have filed paperwork to unionize.  Non-tenured track faculty submitted their petition this week to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.


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