It was adopted in 1868, and had only given certain rights to African Americans, so African American families lead the fight for equality. Brown v. Board of Education stated that public schools must integrate, in which created an enormous controversy throughout the nation. .May 17, 1954 was an important milestone in American history, the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education unanimously outlawed racial segregation in public schools. During the trial, many experts testified the negative effects the discrimination segregation had on learning and furthering one 's’ education. I believe so as well, it makes one think that there is no hope for they themselves to be successful.
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Introduction Racial discrimination is a real problem in American schools where African American students are segregated and their rights violated in many ways. Racial discrimination is especially advanced in public schools where majority of the students are colored. In these institutions, the government has failed to offer credible support thus subjecting them to serious problems making the learning process close to impossible (Blank et al, p.108). The departments of justice and education have admitted that serious problems are experienced by school going children in most of the American schools. Positive policies on discipline are being put into measure as a way of reducing the cases of racial discrimination as it affects learning of students negatively and eventually leads to failure of the students.
In 1954, the United States Supreme Court in the Brown vs. the Board of Education ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional which violated the fourteenth Amendment, which granted equal protection to all citizens regardless of race. This outcome had overturned the old standard which was set in 1896 in the Plessey vs. Ferguson, which said separate but equal facilities were constitutional. The new ruling made it possible for a little third-grader named Linda Brown could attend a predominately white elementary that was just a mile away from her house, instead of walking about six miles to the rundown black elementary school. In 1955 following the United States Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, granted equal access and opportunity for education of minorities to be carried out ASAP. But it was not until the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that efforts final took effect to desegregate schools in the south.
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The education of blacks and whites was different until the Brown vs. the Board of education and The Little Rock Nine. On September 4, 1957, a 15 year old named Elizabeth Eckford prayed and got ready for school. That day her and 9 other black students would be going to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were the first black students who actually attended the school, and all the white people at school did not even want black students to go to that school. When they first got to that school over 500 angry parents and students surrounded Elizabeth and called her all types of hurtful , ugly names.
Brown vs. Board Of Education As the Civil War ended and Slavery did, too, the question of African American’s freedom did not. African Americans had been given their freedom from slavery but not their freedom from segregation. In 1896 after the Plessy vs. Ferguson court case, the Supreme Court found that segregation, “separate but equal”, in public facilities was not against the Constitution. “Separate schools for blacks and whites became a basic rule in southern society.” All that was about to change. In Topeka, Kansas there was a little girl by the name of Linda Brown.