Brown v. Board of Education

Updated: 10/15/2020
Brown v. Board of Education

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  • What led to this case  Linda Brown, an African American girl, could not attend a less-crowded white school a few blocks from her home in Topeka, Kan. Instead, she had to ride a bus across town to attend an African American school. In 1951, Linda Brown’s father and several parents from her school filed suit 
  • Wow i cant go to school because of my skin color
  • He argued that separate schools were unconstitutional because they violated equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • The school said they are separated, but equal at the same time
  • The Court said “separate is not equal,” and segregation violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • The district court ruled in favor of the Board of Education citing the “separate but equal”
  • no decision was reached