Brown V. Board Of Education Essay

1460 Words Nov 29th, 2015 6 Pages
In 1951, Linda Brown was denied to an all white school because of the color of her skin. The African American elementary school bus was six blocks away and she would have to walk through a railroad switchyard to get to it. After her overcrowded bus ride was over, she would walk one mile to reach her school. While the white elementary school was less than seven blocks away. Her father was enraged and went to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for help. Linda’s father, Oliver Brown, met Thurgood Marshall, who took the case all the way to the Supreme Court. This case took on segregation within the school, it did not only affect the school system, but it changed the way people felt about African Americans. This case was the starting point for Americans to realize that African Americans were not being treated equally at all. The “separate but equal” statement did not work. Brown v. Board of Education was a turning point in the Civil Rights movement because it alerted people that African Americans were not being treated equally and it changed the way people felt about other races. Brown v. Board of Education was actually a collection of five cases. The cases were Belton v. Gebhart (Delaware), Brown v. Board of Education (Kansas), Bolling v. Sharp (Washington, D.C.), Briggs v. Elliot (South Carolina), and Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County (Virginia). These cases combined because they are very similar in that both focus…

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