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Brown V. Board Of Education

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Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) preceded Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), both cases involved laws regarding segregation and equality of blacks. Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court (U.S.S.C.) would come to be over the case. Brown v. Board of Education addressed the segregation of schools in the 1950’s by integrating them this case would come to overrule the prior case of Plessy v. Ferguson which stated that “separate but equal” was acceptable, but Warren would soon change that.
Warren was a prominent twentieth century leader of American politics and law. Chief Justice Earl Warren of the Court was the second greatest Justice of all time, his time spent as Chief Justice was known as the Warren Era. Warren was Justice during some of the most turbulent times during our nation’s history. He dealt with cases regarding civil rights and civil liberties. The Warren Court sought just and equality in human rights. Warren’s work is best seen in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, one of the most important rulings made in his court (archives.gov, history.com, streetlaw.org).
Brown v. Board of Education involved six cases from four different states (Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Delaware). Oliver Brown of Topeka, Kansas was the first case of the six that was denied. Brown wanted to enroll his daughter (Linda Brown) into an all-white school, and she was rejected. They were represented by two of Thurgood Marshall’s assistants in court. When the case was took to the Court the Negro plaintiffs argument was:
Segregation of White children in public schools has a detrimental effect upon the colored children. The impact is greater when it has the sanction of the law; for the policy of s...

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...nd educational system is a goal worth reaching. On the other side of the outcome people were enraged over schools segregating, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had to send troops into Arkansas in 1957. At Little Rock High School in 1957, nine African-American students were prevented from entering school. Ten days later Eisenhower called a meeting with Governor Orval Faubus, who was behind the Arkansas National Guard blocking their access, Faubus agreed to use the National Guard to help the students, but upon his return he dismissed the troops and left the students to an angry crowd of whites. This case has instilled a sense of what is right in racial equality and has stamped its foot in history with a landmark case. This is a change that has been embraced and still is today. All in all the case has had a positive impact over a negative one and will not be forgotten.
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