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    Brown v Board of Education: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas was a landmark case of the United States’ Supreme Court. It was the combination of five “…cases from four states and the District of Columbia…that reached the Supreme Court in 1952” (Give Me Liberty! 953) that challenged the controversial “separate but equal” policy regarding segregated facilities that resulted from the Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896. In this case, the plaintiffs targeted the outstanding differences between schools for white children and those for black, who often “…attended classes in buildings with no running water or indoor toilets and were not provided with busses to transport them to classes” (Give Me Liberty! 953). When the cases made their way…

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    Brown v. Board of Education (1954) In 1896, Plessy v. Ferguson introduced the Separate-but-Equal doctrine. This doctrine established that African Americans could constitutionally be kept in separate facilities as long as they were equal. The Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education determined that racially separated schools were fundamentally unequal. Therefore, the Brown decision was significant to civil rights because it gave a legal rationale to challenge all forms of segregation, led…

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    ago, American schools were still racially segregated, and African American children were kept away from white children. Earlier in 1896, a Supreme Court case called Plessy v. Ferguson made segregation legal as long as the facilities were equal (McBride). In the middle of the twentieth century, many people were working together to challenge these segregation laws. A man named Oliver Brown was one of the many people who challenged segregation laws when he brought the Topeka, Kansas school board to…

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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…

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    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), was a landmark case, impacting the public school system with making segregation within the school system a violation against the law. It showed how separate but equal no longer make sense in America. Leading up to the groundbreaking court case, the country was divided by segregation. In the south, there were Jim Crow Laws and the white population trying to limit the power the African-American had within the community. While in the north there…

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    In 1896, a supreme court case known as Plessy v. Ferguson ruled that the separation of whites and blacks into “separate but equal” public facilities, was fair and legal. Once formed, these separated schools were anything but equal, from both a quality of education, and a future opportunity aspect. However, in 1954 the Supreme Court overruled the previous decision made in 1896, in a case known as Brown v. Board of Education (Topeka, Kansas.) The case involved a man named Oliver Brown, who was the…

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    Following the groundbreaking and overwhelmingly momentous Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, the “separate but equal” policy was officially held unconstitutional. While many celebrated the decision as a testament to upholding racial equality, Southern white nationalists were not so thrilled with the decision. Thus, they created and submitted the Southern Manifesto, a legislative document condemning Brown as a violation of the balance of constitutional power between the nation…

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    any relations with them very shortly after he joined (Bachorz). Eventually, in Brown v. Board, he surprisingly told the other Justices that the purpose of the 14th amendment was to protect blacks from segregation. Felix Frankfurter was a very liberal man. He was born in Vienna Austria on November 15, 1882 to a Jewish family (Simkin). When Frankfurter was twelve, he and his family immigrated to the United States (Simkin). Before becoming a justice, he studied law at Harvard Law School. While he…

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    Separate is Unequal: Brown v. Board of Education After World War II, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was beginning to support movements that would bring equal rights to Blacks in the United States. Soon, five cases were filed in Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Delaware on the behalf of elementary schoolers that were facing racial segregation in their school districts. The five cases were collectively heard by the Supreme Court as…

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    Segregation of education, for whites and coloured students has a mental effect on colored children. This stress becomes even greater when coloured children know there is nothing that can be done about the situation since it has the sanction of law. Using references from the decision in Brown v. Board of education as well as Ontario’s “Afrocentric” schools, this essay will…

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