Brown vs. Board of Education
How do you think the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown vs. Board of Education has affected your life?
If the Supreme Court’s decision had been different, my life would be completely different from what it’s like today. I would only be going to school with the same colored people as me. Thankfully, the Supreme Court’s decision allows me to go to school with everyone and anyone because it’s not based on the color of our skin anymore. I can’t imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have a diverse community.
Who was involved in the fight against segregation? Why were so many people willing to fight against school segregation? Which of today’s leaders lead the efforts for achieving justice for all people?
So many people were willing to fight against segregation. Ibrahima, Cinque, Nat Turner, and George Latimer were slaves who chose to stand up against segregation by fighting against their owners and/or escaping from them. The 54’th fought against segregation in the Civil War for African freedom. Ida, Lewis, and Meta stood up against segregation through their jobs. Thurgood, Kenneth, and other lawyers and social scientists made history for the United States by fighting for the rights of African Americans. I think that all of these people were willing to fight against segregation because in the United States, everyone is stated to be created equally, but people weren’t treating African Americans as equal human beings. I see President Obama as a leader because he believes in human rights, and he believes everyone should be treated fairly and equally.
What were the main claims made by parents in the lawsuit against the Topeka school board? What evidence did the lawyers present to support the case against segregation in schools? Do you think that Thurgood Marshall was the best lawyer to present the case of Brown vs. Board of Education? Why or why not?
Parents argued that segregation was harmful to children and that it was...