Brown vs. Board of Education Bronze Medal 3 Inchhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/brown-vs.-board-of-education-bronze-medal-3-inch-756.html
- Honors the pioneers and petitioners from Clarendon County, South Carolina
- A bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal
The Brown v. Board of Education 3–Inch Bronze Medal, this 3” medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded on behalf of Reverend Joseph A. DeLaine, Harry and Eliza Briggs, and Levi Pearson in recognition of their contributions to the nation as pioneers in the effort to desegregate public schools.
The obverse features inscriptions “BRIGGS V. ELLIOTT” and “Our Trust Is In God” centered above the portraits of Reverend DeLaine, Harry and Eliza Briggs and Levi Pearson. Two cabbage palmettos, the state tree of South Carolina, flank the portraits under which “BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION” is inscribed.
The reverse features a rendition of the goddess Justice. To the right of Justice, “HONORING THE PIONEERS AND PETITIONERS FROM CLARENDON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA” is inscribed. “They proved that segregation in education can never produce equality and that it is evil that must be eradicated,” a partial quote from Judge J. Waties Waring’s dissenting opinion, and “ACT OF CONGRESS 2003” are also inscribed on the medal.
|Design:||Obverse Designer/Engraver: Charles L. Vickers
Reverse Designer/Engraver: Donna Weaver
|Authorizing Legislation:||Public Law 108-180|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia (no mint mark)|