Brown vs. Board of Education

Brown vs. Board of Education

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  • School of Topeka, Kansas
  • Welcome to school students. 
  • Can I switch to this school because my other school has a bad school environment?
  • School of Topeka, Kansas
  • No! This is only for white colored students. Go back home. You don't deserve to be here; you're brown!
  • Oh, did they! I'll take this to the Supreme Court! 
  • They didn't allow me to go to the white school. They said I am brown and don't deserve to go there.
  • My daughter was not allowed to go to a white school. Segregation is changing her view on who is better.
  • This is a school in Topeka, Kansas. Many students come here every day. Although, administrators have only limited it to white children. 
  • Okay sir. Bring your daughter on the witness stand. 
  • A little girl named Linda Brown was restricted to go to a white school because her skin color was brown. This displayed segregation in schools. 
  • I want the white doll. It looks better.
  • Choose a doll sweetheart.
  • Linda's father, Oliver Brown, took his daughter to the Supreme Court since she was being denied of the Equal Rights Clause under the 14th Amendment. He wanted his daughter to attend a better school. 
  • School of Topeka, Kanas
  • Oliver Brown complained to the Supreme Court that segregation has changed Linda's way of thinking. The Supreme Court tried to determine if this was true by calling his daughter to the witness stand. 
  • Linda Brown chose the white doll when asked which one she wanted. This showed that segregation in school impacted on how she thought. Segregation showed her that whites were better than blacks. The Court ruled in favor of the Browns and banned the Jim Crow law from going into effect since their rights under the 14th Amendment were being violated.
  • As it was proven that segregation has changed a child's way of thinking, segregation was banned in schools. Ever since the Brown vs. Board of Education case, all children of any race, color, and religion attend public schools. Today, there is no segregation within public schools and everybody is treated equally. 
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