Laura Mitchell

Separate is Not Equal


This publication is my interpretation of the ISTD 2015 Milestones brief.
The milestone I chose to explore is the Brown v. The Board of Education Supreme Court ruling that lead to desegregation in American schools. This ruling was against the ‘Separate is Equal’ doctrine and it’s application to education in America. The ‘Separate is Equal’ doctrine prompted racial segregation in most Southern States in the early 1900’s. This printed book documents the struggle, protest and fearless efforts of the lawyers, communities and activists against what were known as ‘The Jim Crow Laws’ of segregation. It does so through the use of typography, ephemera and heavily referencing legal documentation of the time.