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Brown vs. Board of Education

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jonathan robinson

on 16 December 2012

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Transcript of Brown vs. Board of Education

by Mia Junious-Robinson Brown vs. Board of Education 1868 Importance 14th Amendment The Supreme Court overturned the Civil Rights Act of 1875 , and declared that the Fourteenth Amendment does not prohibit discrimination by private individuals or businesses 1883 Guaranteed all persons in the US are citizens No state shall deprive any person of life , liberty , or
property without due process of law Nor deny to any person the equal protection
of the law Civil Rights Cases This ruling paved the way for integration and was
a major victory of the Civil Rights movement It was a landmark decision in the United States Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools unconstitutional Brown vs. Board of Education 1954 60 years
later... There were five cases called Briggs vs. Elliot , Davis vs. Board of Education of Prince of Edward County, Boiling vs. Sharpe , Gebhart vs. Ethel and Brown vs. Board of education of Topeka Later these five cases were all put into one case and it was called the
Brown vs. Board of Education 1892 Homer Plessy, a mixed man, was arrested for sitting in a railroad car that was meant for whites only Plessy vs. Ferguson Louisiana law said if you are mixed you are treated as an
African American The courts stated the 14 th amendment wasn't broken as long as there were equal railroad cars for blacks and whites The Court declared that the Fourteenth Amendment does not prohibit discrimination by private individuals or businesses , paving the way for segregation in public education Monroe School Thurgood Marshall was called in to help make the case
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