Brown v. Board of Education Setting & Symbolism

James T. Patterson
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Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark case that was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1952. The Supreme Court delayed taking on the case until 1953 when Earl Warren was the Chief Justice. The Court combined five cases of segregation in public schools that was brought to them by the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund led by founder and lead attorney Thurgood Marshall. The unanimous decision came down in May 1954 that the segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and therefore unconstitutional. Desegregation was to be enforced throughout the nation’s public school systems. In Brown II, the court addressed the implementation of the ruling.

Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow laws were established after the Civil War during Reconstruction. Jim Crow laws were predominantly found in the Deep South and...

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