Brown V Board Of Education Was A Turning Point In American History

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Brown v. Board of Education is a major turning point in America's history. It opened many doors for many individuals who had colored skin. Although racism still exist in this United States today, Brown v. Board of Education made people aware of the situation involving racism and changed many people's perceptions on the issue. The background leading up to the case, the societal and political atmosphere, the ideology of the Supreme Court, and the decision/legal reasoning are all major factors to how the Brown v. Board case became one of the biggest life changing events in American history. Racism has not completely vanished in the United States, but we are where were at today because of this case. “The equal protection clause of the fourteenth …show more content…

Ferguson decision of 1896, and “He(Oliver Leon Brown)didn’t know that what he and his daughter were about to do would change history, leading to the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, that would end decades of public school segregation”(The Washington Post). Chief Justice Earl Warren and the Supreme Court demanded that segregated schools for black and white children are unconstitutional. This Supreme Court decision triggered the civil rights movement in the 1950’s. The Supreme Court believed that most of the southern states would not agree on their decision to stop school segregation. The Supreme Court “asked the attorney generals of all states with laws permitting segregation in their public schools to submit plans for how to proceed with desegregation”(US Courts). On May 31, 1955, the Justices made a plan on how they would put a stop to segregation all around the United States. The Justices believed that their plan would work and “ although it would be many years before all segregated school systems were to be desegregated, Brown and Brown II were responsible for getting the process underway”(US Courts). Brown v. Board has been used as a precedent in other cases such as Belton v. Gebhart of Delaware. In the state of Delaware, “Segregated Howard High School was a continual source of frustration for African American parents in suburban Claymont” (brownvboard). African American children were not allowed to go to the Claymont School because it was specifically for white children. The black schools did not receive the same resources as the white schools such as the qualifications of teachers, books, extra-curricular activities and the size of the classrooms. “In March of 1951, eight African American parents sought legal counsel from attorney Louis Redding. At his urging these parents asked state education officials to admit their children to the local Claymont School, they were denied”

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