Anticipating the myriad of commemorative activities surrounding the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, the University Library at the University of Michigan began creating this helpful digital archive of important materials related to the case. Here visitors can peruse a nice selection of transcripts (such as Plessy v. Ferguson, and school desegregation cases around Ann Arbor), and garner statistics on the school desegregation question in Michigan. Persons looking for further reading material will appreciate the extended bibliography, which also includes a list of related viewing materials, such as documentaries and oral history sessions. The section on Ann Arbor school segregation contains several important documents, such as the complete text of a book by Mary Jo Frank on the desegregation of Ann Arbor Public Schools from 1954 to 1976 and a report on the progress of this process from 1985. Overall, the site offers a good overview of a very emotional issue, along with providing some nice insights into the local processes that took place within the public schools of Ann Arbor.
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