Brown vs. Board of Education: Its Impact on Education and Subsequent Civil Rights Laws

2455 Words Nov 1st, 2011 10 Pages
The Brown vs. Board of Education Decision:
Its impact on education and subsequent civil rights laws
Karen Steward
HIS 303
October 30, 2010

Outline 1. Slavery and the Civil War a. Plessy v. Ferguson b. Jim Crow Laws c. Civil War Amendments 2. NAACP d. Charles Houston e. Test cases f. Brown v. Board Decision 3. Civil Rights g. Civil Rights Act of 1964 h. Affirmative Action 4. Conclusion

Before the 1950’s the City of Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, Georgia was known for its Klu Klux Klan rallies; its all white, pristine middle-class neighborhoods; and its superb schools. The unrelenting Civil Rights Movement entered into the United States during the 1950’s and
…show more content…
Then, the Thirteenth, Fourteen and Fifteen Amendments to the Constitution known as the Civil War Amendments were established which provided the following, respectively: 1. Banned all forms of slavery and involuntary servitude; 2. Guaranteed equal protection and due process of the law to all U.S. citizens, including freed slaves; and 3. Guaranteed the right of citizens to vote, regardless of their race, color or previous condition of servitude. (O'Connor & Sabato, 2009)
The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was passed by Congress which provided equal access to public accommodations and prohibited the exclusion of African Americans from jury service. In the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896) the high court upheld and thus judicially established separate but equal clause when they ruled in favor of the State of Louisiana, upholding the law mandating racial segregation on its trains. This decision established the Jim Crow laws that became a way of life for Americans that would not end for more than 60 years.
In early 1909 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded by W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Ida B. Wells, Henry Moskowitz and William English Walling, and other multi-racial and multi-religious group of social and political activists. The mission of this newly formed

Related Documents