The Importance Of Brown V. Board Of Education

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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. …show more content…
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 …show more content…
Board of Education case took on great personal risks to be part of this case. A number of the plaintiffs lost their jobs, along with other members of their families. Reverend Joseph A. DeLaine became involved in civil rights when his petition for school officials to provide bus transportation for black students was denied. DeLaine joined forces with the NAACP to challenge school segregation and the petition would become Briggs v. Elliot, one of the five cases that combined with Brown v. Board of Education. DeLaine was arguably the person who received the most scorn and violence during his push for equality. His house was burned down and there were reportedly gunshots fired at him one night. The Reverend ended up fleeing South Carolina, never returning home. DeLaine wasn’t the only one to receive threats, all of the plaintiffs received death threats. To sum it up, people involved in the Brown v. Board of Education were in danger and encountered fear while taking part in the

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