Equality: The Case Of Brown V. Board Of Education

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Another highly active organization at this time was CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). CORE was founded in 1942 in Chicago . Members of CORE were highly active during the civil movement. Members of CORE were responsible of organizing historic protests such as sit-ins, Montgomery bus boycott, and freedom riders. Although many American citizens were silent during this tough time for people of color, others found their voice through protesting acts of prejudice. They were motivated by the hate around them to bring change.
One of the biggest signs of progress occurred on May 1954. This was the day the case of Brown v Board of Education came to a conclusion. The case of Brown started because a third grader named Linda Brown. Linda walked a mile to school every day. Although she lived close to an all white school, she could not attend it because she was a person of color . Her father decided to file a lawsuit against the board of education. Before this case, there had been eleven cases challenging segregation. The NAACP decided to give equality one more shot with the case of Linda Brown. The case went to the Supreme Court where
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She wanted to show the world what horror prejudice could result in. She was successful in bringing light to the issue of brutality against black Americans, because over 100,000 people came to the funeral to see his body . Pictures of his corpse were posted in magazines and newspapers. Emmett Till’s death led to several acts of protesting. It was a wake-up call for black Americans. Anne Moody talked about the reaction she and her peers had to Till’s death. She did not know who he was but she talks about how large of an impact his death made to herself and community. Moody says, "Before Emmet Till 's murder, I had known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was a new fear known to me-the fear of being killed just because I was black”

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