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Brown Vs Board of Education

Summary: The Brown versus Board of Education decision was an immense influence on desegregation of schools and a milestone in the movement for equality. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education was unanimous, ruling that "separate but equal is inherently unequal." They ruled that no state had the power to pass a law that went against the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution.

Brown Versus The Board of Education

The Brown versus Board of Education decision was an immense influence on desegregation of schools and a milestone in the movement for equality between the blacks and whites that continues today. The Brown versus Board of Education case was not the first of its type. Since the early 50's, five separate cases were filed dealing with the desegregation of schools. In all but one of these cases, the schools for whites were finer than the schools for the blacks. The black people argued that this situation was not right and unconstitutional (Dudley, 1).

When the civil war ended in 1865, Congress passed the 14th amendment that stated that all people born in the United States are considered citizens. The 14th amendment also states that individual states cannot make laws to take away a person's right to life, liberty, or property. Segregation...

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