Brown vs Board of Education

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Brown v. Board of Education (1954) By: Breanna Clifton Date: March 1, 2013 Mr. Trim US Government D5 Brown v. Board of Education is associated with the Board of Education in Topeka Kansas where the case was first filed. However the class action suit was really a consolidation of four other case from different parts of the country grouped together under the same name. The Supreme Court`s opinion in the Brown v. Board of Education case of 1954 legally ended decades of racial segregation in America`s public schools. Originally named after Oliver Brown the first of many plaintiffs listed in the other case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Ks the landmark decision actually resolved six separate segregation case from four sates consolidated under the name Brown v. Board of Education. While the attorneys origainally argued the case on appeal to the court in 1952. A reargument was necessary because the Court desired briefs from both sides that would answer five question all having to do with attorneys` opinions on whether or not Congress had segregation in public schools in mind when the 14th amendment was ratified. Listed third in the order of argument Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was initially filed in February of 1951 by three Topeka area lawyers assisted by the NAACP`s Robert Carter and Jack Greenberg. The federal level took place over December 7 , 8 and 9 1953. The plaimtiffs in Brown asserted that this system of racial separation while masquerading as providing separate but equal treatment of both white and black Americans. The plaintiff were thirteen Topeka parents on behalf of their twenty children of the United States District Court for the District Kansas. In August a three judge panel at the U.S District Court unanimously held in the Brown v. Board of Education case that ‘ no willful

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