Brown V. Board of Education for Desegregation

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Brown v. Board of Education for Desegregation Brown v. Board of Education might be a small case of protests. However, historically, it resulted in a huge difference between the society Mr. Brown was living and the society today. Back then, Black students were not supposed to go to same school as White go due to the segregation. Oliver Brown, a black railroad worker, was living close by a White school in Topeka, Kansas. His 10 years old daughter, Linda had to walk along to the “Black school” and wait the school bus for hours that was located far from his home. Mr. Brown wanted his daughter to go to the school that is closer and safer for more educational opportunities. However, the school turned down his demand due to the principle of the school. He sued the Board of Education for not allowing his daughter to enroll. On May 18, 1896 African Americans had more hard time for their rights by Plessy v. Ferguson. It was a case decision of the U.S Supreme Courts enforced the separation of black and white on public train. In Plessy, the Court upheld a Louisiana statute requiring that sanctioned racial segregation. The ‘separate-but-equal’ doctrine made African Americans far from equal right by the Civil War Amendments. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was a group to fight racial segregation and racism like against the constitutionality of the ‘separate-but-equal’. Their first plan was desegregation in education. In 1935, southern states still upheld the mandate of segregation in school from African Americans. In 1936, Lloyd Gaines tried to get into the all-white University of Missouri Law School. However, he was not allowed to enter due to the ‘separate-but equal’. As he appealed to the U.S Supreme Court, they admitted him to the school. Building on the Missouri case, NAACP strived for equal right in education for all African

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