Kamyab asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

when the supreme court struck down separate but equal in the brown v board decision of 1954 americans accdepte?

when the supreme court struck down separate but equal in the brown v board decision of 1954 americans accdepted the decision without delay?

true or false

4 Answers

  • Jay
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    False, the Brown v Board of Education, Topeka decision was handed down by the SC in 1954, while some accepted the decision mant didn't and it required further SC rulings and the passage of legislation.

    Examples where the ruling was not accepted are:

    In Virginia, Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. organized the Massive Resistance movement that included the closing of schools rather than desegregating them.

    In 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called out his state's National Guard to block black students' entry to Little Rock Central High School. President Dwight Eisenhower responded by deploying elements of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Arkansas and by federalizing Faubus' National Guard.

    In 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace personally blocked the door to Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama to prevent the enrollment of two black students. This became the infamous Stand in the Schoolhouse Door where Wallace personally backed his "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" policy that he had stated in his 1963 inaugural address. He moved aside only when confronted by General Henry Graham of the Alabama National Guard, who was ordered by President John F. Kennedy to intervene.

  • Nelson
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    True AND false. Immediately afterward the South was resistant to the decision, with exception of Virginia and the North accepted it. 20 years or so later, after several northern cities experienced extensive riots, the north resisted the decision and by then the south had accepted it.

  • tuffy
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Brown vs Board of Education made it illegal to segregate public school classrooms. It said nothing about other public institutions. However, sit-ins and marches helped to force other public institutions to cease segregating whites and blacks eventually. Most public schools did comply, but President Kennedy was forced to send U.S. Marshals to the University of Mississippi to escort James Meredith to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962 (a public school) . Rioting broke out and Kennedy was forced to send in federal troops to end the rioting.

  • Bobby
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    False. Many in the South refused to accept this and the KKK grew because of it. Many white Southerns believed their way of life was under attack and fought against the Civil Rights movement but when it succeeded many accepted it.

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