Skip to Content

Commemorate Brown v. Board: Tools You Can Use

NEA will mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision with a series of public programs, actions, and digital strategies beginning May 12th and leading up the Anniversary on May 17th.

The Brown decision resulted in revolutionary changes in our nation, but today many say that if eliminating school segregation and inequity was the primary goal of Brown, it has failed. Public schools in America are still largely segregated by race and income. Education is the gateway to opportunity and that’s why educators are commemorating the 60th anniversary by leading efforts across the nation to focus attention on the unfinished agenda of Brown v. Board—ensuring meaningful educational opportunity for all of America’s students.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and educators will gather at the U.S. Supreme Court for the “Organizing for Educational Justice for All!” rally. NEA will release “Time for Change: Diversity in Teaching Revisited,” a vision for an education workforce reflective and responsive to the diversity of our students. Both events will take place on May 13th.

Tools You Can Use:

Alert your community!  Click here

Alert the media! Click here

Like, follow, post, share on social media! Click here

Order 60th anniversary commemoratives! Click here

Download and share our infographic! Click here

Update your Facebook cover image! Click here 

 School segregation and isolation 60 years later. Click here

Racial and wealth disparities in schools today. Click here




Commemorate the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education on May 17th, 2014 and teach about segregation in schools with these curriculum resources.

Check out these tools you can use in your community and on social media to commemorate Brown v. Board and recommit to the vision of equity and opportunity.