Essay On Brown Vs Board Of Education

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The Brown v. the Board of Education case was one that started the stone rolling towards the way schools are today. This case, led by Thurgood Marshall and Robert Carter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or the NAACP, was held in Topeka, Kansas in December of 1952. This essay is going to be summarizing the case, and cases like it and reviewing the steps until the decision was reached. The case between the Brown family and the Topeka Board of Education was first argued in December of 1952. The case was brought to the court when Linda Brown was refused admission to an all “white” school. The school was only seven blocks from the Brown home, while the school she was enrolled in was an entire mile. She was …show more content…

He brought the case to court on December 9, 1952. Their case was led by NAACP members, Thurgood Marshall and Robert Carter, with the goal to racially integrate public schools. McKinley Langford Burnett, President of the Topeka Chapter of the NAACP from 1948 to 1963, worked very hard for the cause of civil rights for African Americans. According to the official Brown v. the Board of Education website, “His vision and personal effort resulted in what would become the landmark United States Supreme Court decision in Oliver L. Brown et. al. vs. the Board of Education of Topeka (KS) et. al. The Brown decision is considered the signature accomplishment of the NAACP.” The oral arguments were led by Marshall and Carter against the adversary John W. Davis, former presidential candidate, who was making his last of 140 appearances in the Supreme Court. He claimed that “separate wasn’t necessarily unequal, and blacks should be happy with the way things were.” He believed states should have the right to educate their children as they see fit. After Chief Justice Vincent’s death, President Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren, former governor of California. On May 17, 1954, the court unanimously reached the decision that …show more content…

the Board of Education case in the 1950’s, the ball started rolling towards the Civil Rights Act of 1964, just ten years later. According to the fourth chapter of the Lowi textbook, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, “civil rights are obligations (what government must do) to guarantee equal citizenship and protect citizens from discrimination.” This relates to the case because it was one of the first stepping stones towards the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act allowed rights to vote, amongst other things, to African Americans. According to the Lowi textbook, “Civil rights regulate who can participate in the political process and civil society and how they can participate. They determine such things as who can vote, who can serve in office, who can have a trial or serve on juries, and when and how we can petition the government to take action.” Along with this, the textbook states that “Today’s conceptions of civil liberties and civil rights have been shaped by their historical development and their interpretation by key political actors, especially the Supreme Court.” The Brown v. the Board of education case has helped to shape that view that we hold today. The Brown case, along with every case that was combined with it, was groundbreaking. Our nation would not be where it is today had Reverend Oliver Brown decided not to bring his family’s case to the Supreme

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