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Brown v. Board of Education
Transcript of Brown v. Board of Education
The lawsuit was to abolish the segregation of education systems, to stop the separation of blacks and whites.
The case took place in the 1950s, in Topeka, Kansas. How It Started: A case issued by Oliver Brown, Linda's father, and twelve other black parents, to fight the board of education. History behind the case: In 1951, the parents of Topeka filed a lawsuit against the board of education.
The case was called 'Oliver Brown et al. v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas'.
However, as their efforts were, the court ruled in favour of the Board of Education, which brought up a state law stating "separate but equal" facilities for blacks and whites. The names of all the parents involved in fighting against the B.o.E
Lucinda Todd Supreme Court Review After the case of 'Oliver Brown et al. v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas', this case was later merged with four other cases of similar reasons.
The cases were:
'Oliver Brown et al. v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas'.
Briggs v. Elliott (In South Carolina)
Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County (filed in Virginia)
Gebhert v. Belton (filed in Delaware)
Bolling v. Sharpe (filed in Washinton D.C) All cases that were part of the supreme court review were sponsored by the NAACP. In Spring, 1953, the combined case was heard by the Supreme Court, under the name of 'Brown v. Board of Education. After the case, the board of education intergrated the black schools with the white schools, and vice versa. Brown II In 1955, the supreme court reviewed the case because they believed that they were too hasty to make such an important decision. Brown III In 1978, the attorneys of the Brown v. Board of Education case were concerned that this lawsuit would lead to further segregation.
The original case was never settled until Brown III. 2. How close to, or far from, embracing the Brown decision are we, as a society?
Are we a perfect desegregated world?
What else needs to happen for us to move closer to the ideals of Brown? 1. How would schools have looked in your area had the Supreme Court not ruled against segregation in 1954?
How would your life, and the lives of other students, be different?
3. Do you think race issues in the north were better than in the South during the 1950s-1970s?
And what about now? 4. Why do you think parents of Black students in segregated schools were
relectant to fight against segregation in the South? QUIZ 1) How many Topekian parents were involved in the creation of this lawsuit? Name them. 3) Where did this lawsuit take place? 2) How many other cases were added to the original case? List them.