Brown V. Board Of Education

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African Americans are still facing segregation today that was thought to have ended many years ago. Brown v. Board of Education declared the decision of having separate schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. As Brown v. Board of Education launches its case, we see how it sets the infrastructure to end racial segregation in all public spaces. Today, Brown v. Board of Education has made changes to our educational system and democracy, but hasn’t succeeded to end racial segregation due to the cases still being seen today. Brown v. Board of Education to this day remains one of the most important cases that African Americans have brought to the surface for the good of the United States. Brown v. Board of Education didn’t just focus on children and education, it also focused on how important equality is even when society claimed that African Americans were treated equal, when they weren’t. This was the case that opened the eyes of many American’s to notice that the separate but equal strategy was in fact unlawful. In 1896, the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision set that “separate” facilities for blacks, and whites was constitutional. With the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Plessy was overturned along with the separate but equal implementation. The Brown v. Board of Education case all started with African American children who were denied acceptance in white schools. In a PBS Article the author discusses how a case was filed against the Topeka Kansas school board by Oliver Brown. Alexander McBride states “Brown v. Board of Education was filed against the Topeka, Kansas school board by representative-plaintiff Oliver Brown, parent of one of the children denied access to Topeka 's white schools. Brow... ... middle of paper ... ...rch 17, 1954 the Supreme Court overturned the “separate but equal” that was implied by Plessy v. Ferguson. The brown decision inspired many civil rights movements and marches throughout the 1950’s and 60’s. It also opened the doors to many great civil right activist such as Rosa Parks, and MLK to continue to fight for equality for all regardless of skin color. As the years pass, desegregation continued and improved many public school systems. In our recent cases of segregation, many people would argue for another Brown case. Black students today are slowly closing the achievement gap and are receiving better employment and career options. Many would say that we as a society are still separate, and unequal. Overall, the Brown decision teaches us that the struggle for equality is never over. It teaches that as society we must continue to guard our freedoms every day.

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