History Of Segregation

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By the end of World War II, big changes in American race relations were already being made. In 1n the 1930s integration of labor unions were being made by the Fair Employment Practices Commission and the desegregation of the armed forces by President Truman in 1948 made the necessary steps toward racial integration. Segregation was formally established in 1896 by the courts decision on Plessy v. Ferguson was being discredited and pulled apart. The National Association of Colored Peopled repeatedly challenged , the law which states that “separate but equal” was beginning to fall apart. At the start of 1938, the Supreme Court, demolished laws where segregated facilities were proved to be unequal. The Court ordered the law schools at the University…show more content…
The School would not register her at the school that was close to her house, instead making her go to the school that was farther away. Different schools for blacks and whites were maintained by the Board of Education in Topeka. Linda’s parents filed a lawsuit to try and force the schools nerby to let her attened but be separated from the white students. Thurgood Marshall led the case from Linda, he was an NAACP litigator who would be appointed to the Court in 1967. Linda's attorneys argued that the operation of separate schools, based on race, was harmful to African-American children. There were a ton of testimony’s provided to support the arguement that legal segregation resulted in both fundamentally unequal education and low self-esteem among minority students. The Brown family lawyers argued that segregation by law implied that African Americans were inferior to whites. Because of these reasons they asked the Court to demolish segregation under the law. Attorneys for Kanasas argued separate schools for nonwhites in Topeka were equal in every way, and were in complete agreement with the Plessy law. The courses, buildings and quality of teachers were very much the same. Really,” because some of the federal funds for Native Americans were only offered at the nonwhite schools, some programs for minority children were better than those offered at the schools for whites” (Russio,1994). They used the Plessy decision of 1896 to support segregation and argued that they had in good faith created “equal facilities,” even though races were segregated. Furthermore, they argued, discrimination by race did not harm
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