Brown V Board of Education: 1954 Essay

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Brown v Board of Education: 1954

In 1954 the Supreme Court justices made a ruling on what I believe to be one of the most important cases within American history, Brown v Board of Education. There were nine Justices serving in the case of Brown v Board of Education this was the court of 1953-1954. This court was formed Monday, October 5, 1953 and Disbanded Saturday, October 9, 1954. Chief Justice, Earl Warren, Associate Justices, Hugo L. Black, Stanley Reed, Felix Frankfurter, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, Sherman Minton all of which voted unanimously in favor of Brown in the case of Brown v Board of Education [as cited on http://www.oyez.org/courts/warren/war1]. Brown v Board of Education was a
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Because of this Plessy v. Ferguson, better know as “The Separate but Equal Case; 163 U.S. 537” , many people had the endure being treated like lesser human beans for years [Encyclopedia of American History]. After the infamous Brown v Board of Education trail, the Supreme Court took Mr. Earl Warren statement, "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" as the ruling towards Plessy v. Ferguson. The Plessy v Ferguson was a clear violation of the Fourteenth Amendment as it was stated in the Encyclopedia of American Law “The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, ‘No state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’ The Amendment became part of the Constitution in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War.” The decision led to nationwide desegregation in the public educational system and many other both public and private institutions and gave a great momentum to the civil rights movement in America.
The civil rights movement was a great time in American history in witch many American citizens gathered together and protested using boycotts, marches, and large speeches against both the federal and state governments for their horrible mistreatment of the minorities that call the United States of American home

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