During the 1940’s the nation began to accept and adore athletes such as Jackie Robinson when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Also the Army was integrating all races within the military. These events began to stir the modern civil rights movement. In consequence, tensions began to rise within the races, especially in the Deep South.
The United States continued to assimilate and provide greater opportunities for African-Americans, on May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision regarding the case called Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, in which the plaintiffs charged that the education of black children in separate public schools from their white counterparts was unconstitutional. The opinion of the Court stated that the "segregation of white and colored children in public schools has a detrimental effect upon the colored children”. This historic discission further inflamed the racest in the south, and many tradtionalist. They were afraid intagrating the schools will have negitive effect on their community and threaten their way of life.
The rage of the whites placed their anger on innocent blacks in the form of vicious beating and... [continues]
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