What is Brown v. Board of Education?

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  • oh no
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    1 decade ago
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    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which permitted segregation. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." As a result, racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This victory paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement.

  • 1 decade ago

    Brown vs. Board of Education is the supreme court ruling that allowed for schools to be integrated. The basics of the story is that an African-American family lived only a few blocks away from a white school, while the black school was on the other side of town. Their daughter wasn't allowed to go to the white school, even though it was in her district and close by, because of her skin color. Outraged that their daughter had to walk all the way across town to go to school, the Brown family went to court and eventually got the law passed that children could attend the school in their district no matter what their skin color was.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its about an African American father who wanted to send his child to a white school because he lived closer to the school. You can read about it on Wikipedia, its a pretty easy read:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v_board_of_educ...

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