This article on law and democratic development will focus on Brown v. Board of Education. We celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Brown I in the year 2004 and we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Brown II in the year 2005. I know that Brown is an important event on which to anchor an analysis of law and democratic development because of a conference I attended in April 2004, in South Africa. The conference was sponsored by the University of Pretoria and was staged for the purpose of celebrating the tenth anniversary of South Africa as a democracy and the fiftieth anniversary of both of the Brown v. Board of Education decisions.





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