The Vision to End Segregation. The Guts to Fight for it.

A Landmark Exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance

February 8 - December 13, 2010 

Through recreated sets and fascinating archival material, COURAGE brings to life the struggles against racial segregation in public schools. It tells the story of the brave citizens of Clarendon County, SC, who brought the first of five lawsuits that would challenge racial segregation and lead to the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. Through the personal stories of Rev. J.A. De Laine, his family, community members, and legal champions, we learn about the sacrifices ordinary people made to advance civil rights. The experience is introduced through a new MOT installation called PARA TODOS LOS NINOS:  FIGHTING SEGREGATION IN CALIFORNIA which depicts the struggles of Latino families to end segregation in Southern California almost ten years before Brown v. Board

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Courage: The Vision to End Segregation. The Guts to Fight for It.

was created by:

Levine Museum of the New South

and made possible by:

Bank of America

Major supporters of the exhibition are:

The Ray Charles Foundation

Beverly Hills Bar Association

With additional support from:




World Against Racism Foundation


Para Todos Los Ninos: Fighting Segregation in California

Created by The Museum of Tolerance (MOT) in collaboration with:

Sandra Robbie, writer and producer of the Emmy winning documentary Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Ninos.

The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL) and the Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton.

with major support from:

Chapman University, College of Educational Studies and the Leatherby Libraries



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