The Brown V. Board Of Education Essay

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“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” (Warren). This life changing quote was spoken by Earl Warren, Governor of California, on May 14, 1954. “Brown v. Board of Education, [is] now acknowledged as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century” (McBride). Brown v. Board dealt with the “racial segregation of children in public schools, which violated the Equal Protection Clause, and the Fourteenth Amendment” (McBride). The United States had racially segregated schools, passed by Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896. As long as each school was equal in curriculum, teachers capabilities, and other educational qualifications under the Plessy Doctrine standards, segregated school were allowed on US soil. Has the court case, Brown v. Board of Education solved the segregation issues that face community schools? Has it resolved conflicts between education equality?
The Brown v. Board case includes five different court cases: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, Briggs v. Elliott, Boiling v. Sharpe, Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County, and Gebhart v. Ethel. The main case was Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Brown v. Board was named after Oliver Brown, an African American whose eight year old daughter Linda was denied acceptance into an all white school. The white school was just five blocks away from her house, but…

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