Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Behring Center

Segregated America
The Battleground
Legal Campaign
  • Howard University
  • Charles Hamilton Houston
  • Preparing for Struggle
  • The NAACP
  • NAACP’s Legal Team
  • “Mr. Civil Rights”
  • Targeting Higher Education
  • Power of Precedent
  • Turning Point
Five Communities Change a Nation
The Decision


Charles Houston used this Dictaphone to make voice recordings that were transcribed into letters and legal documents. He also recorded the testimony of clients and preserved his thoughts about legal strategy and the details of his cases.
(Lent by Charles Hamilton Houston Jr.)

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