Brown vs. Board of Education

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The Brown v. Board of Education case was a huge turning point in for the United States. Before the Brown v. Board of Education case, everything had been segregated. Separate schools and restaurants were built for black and white. Interracial relationships were frowned upon. White people were thought to be superior to black people. After this case, the United States would change in such an amount that was unpredictable to everybody. The Brown v. Board of Education is five cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Kansas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. These are five cases that appealed to the United State Supreme Court after being unsuccessful in their local lower courts. These 5 cases eventually got combined into one, which became known as Brown v. Board of education. One of the cases was Belton v. Gebhart. This case was centered on Howard High school. This colored school created many issues for African American parents. Students were required to take a twenty mile bus ride down to this school. Also, Howard High School was located in a beat down part of Wilmington that many parents disapproved of. The parents also didn’t like the inconvenience of vo tech options, and the teacher success rate. When the children were denied the right to Claymont High, 8 brave parents decided it was time to sue. Another case, known as the Bolling v. Sharpe case, was also combined when taken to Supreme Court. For a while nobody would step up and initiate a case in the District of Columbia. The role was finally taken by Barbershop owner, Gardner Bishop. On September 11th, 1950 Bishop led a group of African students to a white high school. He demanded enrollment of these kids and argued that the school was clearly big enough for 11 more students. The enrollment was denied instantly. Attorney Charles Huston fought for the black students on behalf of Bishop. Unfortunately Huston had a

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