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Civil Rights Movement: School Segregation And Desegregation

The problems and results of school segregation and school desegregation.
by Steven Stewart on 9 January 2013

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Transcript of Civil Rights Movement: School Segregation And Desegregation

School Segregation And Desegregation:
Bringing Two Forces Together. The Struggle Although the law had passed that segregated schools was now deemed uncivil, many government officials looked for a "loophole" to get around integrating students together.
Government officials in the south would shut down schools and have military prevent the students of the colored race to enter. An example of this was the "Little Rock Nine". A group of students who was going to risk their lives to get into a integrated school, dealing with mobs of non-colored students everywhere they went. Now that school's were no longer segregated, many parents of non colored families did not take their children to school, and did not want them learning with colored students.

As time went on though, many parents could not stand having their child staying home and causing mayhem in the house. So they went to school. Brown Vs. Board Case In the Brown Vs Board case, The plaintiffs alleged that segregation was unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. the plaintiffs also contended that segregated schools were not and could not be made equal and that they were therefore deprived of equal protection of the laws. After Effects After the victory of the BvB case, schools were now forced to be integrated or be deemed unpatriotic and unconstitutional. Many parents approved and many more disapproved this notion. Students went to school and got an education, even if the parents did not want it. Why Should We Care? Segregation in schools was a big thing back then, and to think that now, none of that is prominent in most of America today. Shows that we can change who we are and how we live life today. Showing the world that we can learn from our mistakes and change is possible for us. How Has This Affected America. Background Information During the mid nineteen-fifties, colored and non colored people did not go to the same school. Colored people went to raggedy low tier quality classrooms, while non colored students went to high quality classrooms. Segregation in the south kept colored in different schools and kept them from higher learning. People in the north and colored from the south thought differently about this and decided to vote against it. It wasn't until the Brown Vs. Board case which stopped segregated schools, that colored students were finally able to obtain the knowledge they need. Our central finding is that school desegregation fundamentally changed the people who lived through it, yet had a more limited impact on the larger society. Public schools faced enormous challenges during the late 1970s as educators tried to facilitate racial integration amid a society that remained segregated in terms of housing, social institutions, and often employment. Nonetheless, desegregation made the vast majority of the students who attended these schools less racially prejudiced and more comfortable around people of different backgrounds. After high school, however, their lives have been far more segregated as they re-entered a more racially divided society. Sources http://www.civilrights.org/resources/civilrights101/desegregation.html http://histclo.com/essay/war/acr/acr-sd.html http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news.htm?articleId=4774 *Google Images pictures* The School Segregation Prevented Blacks and Whites from coming together in the education system. Problem was that not only were they separated but the funding for the schools were separated as well. Colored schools received the back end of the deal with bad housing and books that didn't have the best of quality compared to non-colored.
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