Research Paper On Brown Vs Board Of Education

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Brown vs. Board of Education The Brown vs. Board of Education started in Topeka, Kansas on May 17 of 1954. This case is a landmark in the Supreme Court, which declared separate schools for Black and White students to be unconstitutional. Before the 14th Amendment was established colored children could only go to a colored school, and white children could only go to an all-white school. Doing this made it very difficult on students who had to travel far to go to school, some had to walk miles to get there. Brown vs. Board of education started with Oliver Brown, who is one of many parents who's his child was denied access to Topeka's white schools. Brown vs. Board of education influenced and changed the lives of millions in the United States, without this case, schools may still have been segregated still today. This case has impacted the United States and it still does today.…show more content…
He was one of forty who had a college degree. He didn’t believe "separate but equal" should go on any longer, as whites seemed to have more privileges than blacks did. There were four African American schools and eighteen White school in Topeka. Oliver Brown's daughter Linda Brown the age of nine was denied the enrollment at Sumner Elementary school, all white school, near their home. Her family then lead a lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education. The original case was tried in a district court and was defeated on the grounds that the black schools and white schools were sufficiently equal and therefore segregated schooling in the district was protected under the Plessy decision. He then had to take his case to the Supreme court, in which they then called it Brown vs. Board of Education. Brown overturned the Plessy decision which was "separate but equal". During this case there was segregation for adults and children as
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