Brown V. Board Of Education Case Study

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The United States Supreme Court made one of the most critical decisions in history when it came to Brown V. Board of Education case. This landmark decision highlights the U.S Supreme Court’s role in affecting changes in national and social policy ( When people read or hear about this story, they most likely hear how a little girl by the name of Linda Brown had to walk several blocks to school, when there was a all white school closer by than the all black school she attended. The Brown v. Board of Education was originally called Oliver Brown et al v. Board of Education of Topeka. This case challenged a Kansas statute permitting cities of over 15,000 population to maintain separate schools for whites and blacks for grades one through …show more content…

The case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) was the nations’ deciding factor making racial discrimination legal. The courts ruled that segregation was not a constitutional violation as long as black and white facilities were equal to each other (612). However, black facilities were completely substandard when compared to white facilities. Even state funding for African American schools was substantially less than funding provided for white schools; while the white schools received new books and materials while the blacks got used materials. Civil rights groups began to challenge racial segregation cases. Inside these cases, the court required concrete aspects of segregated schools to be equal. It made several schools to immediately improve their black students’ schools ( NAACP lawyers brought lawsuits on behalf of black children and their families seeking courts to force school districts to let black students attend the white public schools. It was cases from Kansas, Delaware, DC, South Carolina and Virginia that all challenged the constitutionality of racial segregation in public schools ( But all those cases came into one big case Brown V. Board of Education of

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  • Explains that the brown v. board of education case highlights the u.s supreme court's role in affecting changes in national and social policy.
  • Explains that in the 1950s, most schools were racially segregated. plessy v. ferguson was the nations' deciding factor making racial discrimination legal.
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