Brown V. Board of Education

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The case of Brown v. Board of education started when Linda Brown was forced to walk a mile to school although there was an all white school only seven blocks from her house. Mr. Oliver Brown went to the NAACP for help in presenting the case to the county, state, and if needed the federal governments. It was presented then to the state, but because of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, the state thought to have no jurisdiction over such an affair. Later that year it was presented to the Supreme Court for its judicial review. The Supreme Court unanimously decided and the Browns emerged victoriously, this caused a ripple in the American government starting the desegregation of schools across the nation. Main Ideas

Separation is not equality
The argument on the side of the Board of Education is that by incorporating the African-American people into the all white schools the gap between the cultures would cause a rift hurting the education. However, by saying that they demolished the only chance they had for winning the case which was that the schools were equal and that there was no need to combine the schools to create one desegregated community. The argument on the side of the Brown’s was that if they truly were equal than the separation wasn’t needed and that the only factor keeping her out of that school was racism. At this point in history, the African-American people supposedly had the same rights as the white American population, so racism was not perfectly accepted in all states. Therefore, the case of Brown v. Board of Education resulted in a ruling favoring the Browns, desegregating schools, or at least, starting the process. Segregation Prepares for the Future

One of the main arguments from the side of the Board of Education was that of the opinion that they were preparing the African-American children for adult life by showing what was really in the world: segregation. The Browns disputed this saying that they lived in a white community, and...
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