School Boards, Busing and Brown: A History of Desegregation in Political Cartoons

Offered by: Brown Museum National Park Service
Program Description:
Interactive, ranger-led distance learning program analyzing political cartoons in reference to the Brown case and segregation.
1. Understand regional perspectives on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to desegregate schools.
2. Analyze political cartoons and draw conclusions about the cartoonist's opinion(s) and message.
3. Identify symbols and historical themes in political cartoons.
4. Compare/contrast perspectives on segregation, desegregation, integration, affirmative action, racial balance, and educational opportunities between the 1950s to the present.