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Analysis Of Brown V. Board Of Education

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Brown V. Board of Education (1954)

Brown v. Board of Education was a significant case that began many debates and movements across the United States of America. The basis of the argument was that “separate but equal” schools for white and African-American children were unconstitutional. This case was first filed as a class action suit, which took it to court at a state level, but after the jurisdiction was seen as unfair, was then brought to the Supreme Court. This case was supposed to be the beginning of the end of national segregation of colored people. (USHistoryatlas.com, 2015) Brown v. Board of Education proved that even though most people thought that racism was a problem that had been solved, the root of segregation was much deeper
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Her refusal causes confusion because of the technicality that it is interpreted as not following the law, but the law also shouldn’t cause her to act against her beliefs. Both the defendant and the plaintiff have rights that they feel are being stepped on. The similarities to the Brown v. Board of Education case is not only because it ended up going to the supreme court level, but because it is seen as a matter of equality even though it might be contrary to people’s religious beliefs.
Important roles in the Brown V. Board of Education are Justice Earl Warren, the federal case lawyers, McKinley Burnett, and Charles Scot who convinced Oliver Brown to join the lawsuit, the Brown’s, who were the name and face of the plaintiffs, but there were actually thirteen families that were the plaintiffs, then the Brown’s became the defendant at the National level causing the Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas to become the plaintiffs. Thurgood Marshall was one the attorneys for the plaintiffs at the Supreme Court
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Board of Education on the same stances, but didn’t manage to have one as well received until this court case. (Civil Rights Foundation, 2015.) The Brown’s were a family with two daughters that had to walk a ridiculous distance just to receive an education when they could just as easily walk a few blocks over to an all-white school. Burnett saw the flaws in the system and the strain it was putting on African-Americans who deserved education as much as children that came from white families. (Civil Rights Foundation, 2015.) This had been a problem that many African-American families had to endure across the United States based on the “separate but equal” law that stated that both families had the opportunity to attend school. What made this an issue though, is that Topeka had 18 neighborhood schools for white children, however there were less than five for children of different races. (Civil Rights Foundation, 2015.) The Brown’s were the defendants at the federal level; because they were trying to change how the laws were and to try and create an opportunity that provide everyone with equal education. The federal court issued it as constitutional because there was a school in the town that the children could attend that was equal in regards to teachers and curriculum, but the family still felt it was not right, because the opportunity really was not equal. The distance created the fact that they had to
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