Civics Segregation

Civics Segregation

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  • Segregation was booming in the 1950s. The segregation of blacks and whites were keeping them from attending the same schools.
  • In a case called Plessy V. Ferguson, the United States Supreme Court ruled that segregation was constitutional in schools. They ruled this only if the separate facilities were equal. 
  • However, some parents and students tried to challenge that case's decision, mainly because the facilities were not equal.  Schools for black children often lacked gyms and cafeterias. 
  • Their case was taken to the  Supreme Court. 
  • Brown and the parents argued that Plessy's decision violated the 14 amendment right. The fourth amendment right guarantees equal protection of laws. 
  • The Supreme Court ruled that Plessy's  decision violated the 14 amendment because  segregation sends a message that children of color are inferior.  Then, segregation in schools ended. We still  follow the ruling of the court to this day. 
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