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Brown V. Board Of Education Case Study

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Brown v. Board of education is a case based off of segregation that ties all the way back to the Jim Crow laws which were used from the years of 1880 through the 1960s. The Jim Crow laws allowed states to write up punishment for people who associate with other races. For example, on busses in Alabama a law was made stating that there must be a separation of waiting space and ticket booths for different races. On the railroads the conductors were required to direct the people of color to separate divided parts of the train. Intermarriage, or the marriage of people of different races, was prohibited in mostly every state. Education was separated into two different schools for people of different color.
Plessy v. Ferguson is a case that came about due to the Jim Crow laws. This case which took place in the 1890s was the first to challenge the court on these laws. It was required for people of color to give up their seats to the whites on trains and busses, but a man by the …show more content…

Board of education is actually five cases that were combined into one because they all had the same point. Each of these cases all had to do with the segregation of schools in some way. The five cases were Boiling v. Sharpe, Gebhart v. Ethel, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, and Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County. These cases all argued that the separate schools for blacks and whites were not at all equal. When this case went before the Supreme Court it was argued that within the schools black children were feeling like they were lesser than white children which should be unconstitutional. After a while of being stuck on the decision the court decided to rehear the case at a later time. While waiting for the case to be reheard the chief justice was replaced and when it was time for the hearing of the case the new chief was able to bring everyone to a unanimous decision. It was finally said the segregation of schools was against the

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