Brown v Board of Education: 1954
In 1954 the Supreme Court justices made a ruling on what I believe to be one of the most important cases within American history, Brown v Board of Education. There were nine Justices serving in the case of Brown v Board of Education this was the court of 1953-1954. This court was formed Monday, October 5, 1953 and Disbanded Saturday, October 9, 1954. Chief Justice, Earl Warren, Associate Justices, Hugo L. Black, Stanley Reed, Felix Frankfurter, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, Sherman Minton all of which voted unanimously in favor of Brown in the case of Brown v Board of Education [as cited on http://www.oyez.org/courts/warren/war1]. Brown v Board of Education was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that brought to light the fact that racial segregation in the public schools system was both morally unsound and unconstitutional. The case was brought to the Supreme Court by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, more commonly known as the NAACP, on behalf of a young African American female named Linda Brown, a student who attended an extremely segregated all-black elementary school from a small town in Kansas called Topeka. The decision led to nationwide desegregation in educational and other institutions and gave impetus to the civil rights movement in America. Jim Crow laws kept the minorities (primarily African Americans) of this country in a very neglected and fearful state; this was the face of our country for decades. My family is primarily from the south, North Carolina and Virginia (During this time period in the 1950s, these were and still can be a very difficult place for blacks and many other minorities to live, especially). My father will always tell me stories of growing up in the Jim Crow era; he would recall stories of times when he and my uncles would have to walk to school and watch the white children ride the bus to better schools with much more...
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