'Brown' Plaintiff's Daughter on Ruling's Legacy

On the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, The Tavis Smiley Show begins a week-long look at the history and impact of the case. President Bush visits Topeka, Kan., on Monday to dedicate a new national historic site built in large part by the Brown Foundation. Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of the lead plaintiff in the case and the head of the Brown Foundation, speaks with NPR's Tavis Smiley about the history and legacy of the case ending "separate but equal" school facilities.



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