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The Brown v. Board of Education Case
This paper explores the Brown v. Board of Education decisions about the segregation of black and white students during 1953 and 1954.
# 92444 | 960 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2007 in Law (Constitution) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Education (General)


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Description:

The paper discusses state legislatures who enacted Jim Crow laws that led to the legally mandated segregation of the races. The paper looks at the Fourteenth Amendment that strengthened the legal rights of newly freed slaves by stating, among other things, that no state shall deprive anyone of either "due process of law" or of the "equal protection of the law." The paper discusses how it appears that the Brown v. Board of Education decision was instrumental in the changes that occurred in the Supreme Court's adherence to the Fourteenth Amendment. The paper considers those who claim that even without this case being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court, changes were already formulating within the U.S. educational policy and justice arena.

Outline:
Objective
Introduction
Background
The Fourteenth Amendment and Brown v. Board of Education
Object of the Fourteenth Amendment to Enforce Equality of the Two Races Before the Law
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In spite of these Amendments the treatment of African Americans is stated to have been "...differently than whites in many parts of the country, especially in the South." (Ibid) The fact is that there were state legislatures who enacted laws that led to "the legally mandated segregation of the races." (History of Brown v. Board of Education) These laws were known as the "Jim Crow laws" and there were many indeed that felt that the laws did not represent a system of justice."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • U. S. Supreme Court (1954) Brown vs Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) 347 U.S. 483.Brown et al v. Board of Education of Topeka et al. appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. No. 1. Argued December 9, 1952. Reargued December 8, 1953. Decided May 17, 1954.
  • Patterson, James T. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy. Oxford University Press; New York, 2001
  • History of Brown v. Board of Education (2006) Online available at: http://www.uscourts.gov/outreach/resources/brown_journey.htm
  • Roberts, Paul Craig and Stratton, Lawrence M. (1995) The Brown Decision. Online available at: http://www.google.com/search?q=Brown+vs+Board+of+Education+1953&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&start=30&sa=N.
  • The Stories of Brown v. Board of Education ( ) Online available at: http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:r4fGtcGhBxEJ:www.abanet.org/publiced/lawday/storiesofbrown.pdf+Brown+vs+Board+of+Education+1953&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=48&ie=UTF-8.

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