Brown Vs. Board Of Education: Racial Segregation In The United States

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During 1954 segregation was really big, and segregated school existed all over the country. Brown vs. board of education was the Supreme Court case, which ended legal racial segregation in public schools. The case stated that segregation of students violated the fourteenth amendment, and they had to stop. This case was a huge win for the civil rights movement, and it brought hope and courage to the civil right fighter, to be able to win the war against segregation, this case changed history.
Through all American history segregation has really been big. Since the beginning of the country with slavery, progressing to the years to less severe cases of racial segregation. It is something that has always been here, even when the Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal. Racial discrimination
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Leading to the fight against racism in the United States. This lead to the government getting involved in the fight against, discrimination, which led to things such as Brown vs. Board of education.
At the beginning of the 1950 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) lawyers started giving lawsuits regarding the African American students and their families in the states of South Carolina, Kansas, Delaware, Virginia, and the district of Columbia, with the intention of allowing African American students to be able to attend what were known as white children schools. In December of 1952 the Supreme Court had the cases from those states that were challenging racially segregated schools. The Supreme Court proceeded to put together these cases under one name, which was Oliver Brown et al. v. the Board of Education of Topeka. The name of the case comes from an African American parent, that worked as a welder in the Santa Fe railroad, and that also served as an assistant pastor. His daughter named Linda that