Analysis Of Oliver Brown V. Board Of Education Of Topeka Essay

1473 Words Jul 31st, 2014 6 Pages
TITLE: Oliver Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, (1954)

Raisberys Lima
SF 462 – 1DB
Air Traffic Management
July 31st, 2014

In December 9th, 1952, the Board of Education of the city of Topeka, Kansas had a suit filed against them because of their racial segregation between Caucasian and African American students. The case was composed of five cases that were all grouped into one and named Brown v. Board of education. Plessy v. Ferguson implemented segregation in public areas, but the decision of the Brown v. Board of Education overturned it.

As it was stated above, this case was consisted of five cases put into one “which all challenged he constitutionality of racial segregation in public” (NPS) from Delaware, Kansas, the District of Columbia, South Carolina, and Virginia. For this case specifically, the issue was “does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other 'tangible ' factors may be equal, deprive the children…of equal educational opportunities?” (INFOPLEASE) In other words, was segregating students by skin color in public schools constitutional?
Olive Brown, one of the parents of a child who was denied access to Topeka’s white schools, was the one who filed the suit against the Board of Education. He claimed that Topeka’s segregation violated the 14th amendment, which made it unconstitutional. The federal district…

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