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Brown v. board of education case

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  • Blacks only
  • Brown V. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas, 1954
  • Brown V. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas,1954
  • Whites only
  • Background(1950)
  • This is unfair to negros who want a future. We need a good schools for these children. I am bringing this to Court.
  • Hi Im Mr.Brown and this is my daughter Linda Brown. I am applying her to an all white school because its closer and a better place for her to study.
  • Negros are NOT allowed at this school
  • It is separate but equal
  • Essential Question
  • Great I can use the Fourteenth Amendment to win our case. As the Fourteenth Amendment states in Section one, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."
  • Correct
  • We feel that denying the applications of colored children is a way to challenge segregation. This segregation of children in public schools on the basis of race deny the minority children of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Thank you National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for coming here to help me bring this case to Court. My daughter is unable to an all white school because of her color. The school she goes to is all handy downs. She wants to learn in a good environment.
  • Arugument(1954)
  • Supreme Court
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • They get the same opportunities as whites, the schools are equal just separate. This goes by the Plessy standard. Some programs are better for blacks because some federal funds from Native Americans only apply to nonwhite schools. Discrimination does not harm children.
  • Look the segregation of race for African American Children is very harmful. This makes these children feel inferior to whites. This affects the child's motivation to learn.
  • Chief Justice Earl Warren
  • Ok we have all the information needed.
  • Decision
  • Chief Justice Earl Warren, the writer of the decision said "Since the overruling of the Plessy, an act of huge social and political consequences, we should rule unanimously" Now after hearing both arguments I feel we should rule in favor of Brown. The segregation of race for African American children can harm the hearts and minds of the children and make them feel inferior.
  • All said, "Agreed. Lets Rule in favor of Brown."
  • Supreme Court
  • Written by Chief Justice Earl Warren Supreme Courts unanimous decision The Supreme Court all ruled unanimously and in favor of Brown. To explain, segregation of African American children generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect the hearts and minds in a way unlikely to ever be undone. Even though the Lower Court ruled against the Negro children. To back up my claim I am using a finding from the Lower court, which was that, "the policy of separating the races is usually interpreted as denoting the inferiority of the Negro group." The "separate but equal" idea has know place. In conclusion, there is no need of discussion on whether segregation violates the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Importance
  • The Brown V. Board of Education case is significant because it was the first step to desegregation. This case took down the core of segregation laws that applied to other places: separate but equal. This had a huge impact on the Civil Rights movement.
  • Linda Brown and her attorneys
  • Board of Education
  • Attorneys
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