Impact of "Brown Vs. Board of Education" Term Paper by Master Researcher

Impact of "Brown Vs. Board of Education"
A discussion of the historical lawsuit, "Brown vs. Board of Education".
# 43990 | 2,918 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 11, 2003 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Law (Historic Trials)

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This paper explores the famous "Brown versus Board of Education" case that brought about considerable constitutional changes especially for the black minorities. The paper provides the background on the segregation of schools and explains the opnion and ruling of the chief justice Warren. The paper concludes that the Brown case was an important event that contributed greatly to equal educational opportunities for all.

From the Paper:

"As early as 1849, African American parents challenged the system of education in the United States which mandated separate schools for their children based solely on race. In the early 1950's, racial segregation in public schools was the norm across America. Although all the schools in a given district were supposed to be equal, most black schools were far inferior to their white counterparts.
"In Kansas alone there were eleven school integration cases dating from 1881 to 1949, prior to Brown in 1954. In many instances the schools for African American children were substandard facilities with out-of-date textbooks and often no basic school supplies. What was not in question was the dedication and qualifications of the African American teachers and principals assigned to these schools.
"In response to numerous unsuccessful attempts to ensure equal opportunities for all children, African American community leaders and organizations across the country stepped up efforts to change the educational system. In the fall of 1950 members of the Topeka, Kansas, Chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) agreed to again challenge the "separate but equal" doctrine governing public education. The strategy was conceived by the chapter president, McKinley Burnett, and the law firm of Scott, Scott, Scott and Jackson. For a period of two years prior to legal action Burnett had attempted to persuade Topeka school officials to integrate their schools. This law suit was a final attempt."

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