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  • The promise of the ruling remains largely deferred

    As the bell rings at 7:35 on a Monday morning, 16-year-old Anthony Wiggins settles into his usual seat in the back row of a half-empty English classroom at Randallstown High School. Nine of the 19 students wander in over the next 40 minutes as teacher...
  • Timeline

    1857: The Dred Scott decision, written by Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney of Maryland, rules that black people cannot be U.S. citizens and have "no rights which the white man was bound to respect." 1865: After the Civil War, Southern state governments...
  • Leading the way

    AMERICA'S apartheid laws would fall, one by one, in the years following the Supreme Court's ruling on May 17, 1954, in the consolidated Brown vs. Board of Education cases. While Brown specifically swept away laws that denied rights to black...
  • A history lesson on stage

    Center Stage retreats half a century tonight with a fascinating commemoration of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling outlawing segregation in public schools. The presentation will intertwine oral arguments made before the court, newspaper coverage and the...
  • Quotable

    "The 'Brown' decision and the resulting civil rights movement in the United States inspired and galvanized human rights struggles around the world. ... For my family, commemorating this anniversary is an opportunity to convey that at the heart of positive...
  • Money, Attack Ads Talk; Good Candidates Walk

    It's all Sen. Dianne Feinstein's fault. That's what I figure. Well, maybe not all of it. But if Feinstein had run for governor three years ago in the Gray Davis recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger would not have dared. That's my guess. We would have been...
  • Infinite Ingress

    Infinite Ingress
    By birth, by foot, by automobile, from other states and other countries, legally and illegally, people have arrived in California for decades in unrelenting swells, human surf breaking steadily on a vast shore. Occasionally a big set rolls in and harasses...
  • Obituary: Nixon Dies; Ex-President Was Major Figure on World Stage

    Nixon Dies; Ex-President Was Major Figure on World Stage
    Richard Nixon, who strode the world stage for decades and was the only American President to resign his office to avoid impeachment, died Friday night, four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81 years old. A spokesman said Nixon, the nation's 37th...