Argumentative Essay On Brown V. Board Of Education

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Brown v. Board of Education May 17,1954 marked a milestone in American history, as the Supreme Court ruled the doctrine of “separate but equal” unconstitutional and struck down blacks and whites segregated schools. Although the decision was unanimous, and yearned by many, it occurred only after hard years of long fighting. (Montagne) An uproar emerged with the court’s ruling and nationwide reactions whether good or bad were expected. Perhaps no other case decided by the Supreme Court had such profound effect in America as Brown v. Board of Education, without this case the United States might have still been segregated today. “In this days it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity where the state has undertaken to provide…show more content…
(Smith) Jim Crow Laws segregated all aspects of their lives, from restaurants to buses, restrooms and public schools; white domination in the South was brutal. Schools for colored people were particularly in such bad conditions or far and scarce for black children. (U.S. Courts) This led to Linda Brown, an eight-year-old African American girl from Topeka, Kansas that was denied permission to attend an elementary school five blocks from her home because it was a “white school” and had to be referred to a school for nonwhite students twenty one blocks away from her home. In result, her parents filed a lawsuit against The Board of Education of Topeka. (Kosof 22) The case that came to be known as Brown v. Board of education itself was not a single case but five separate cases defended by the Legal Defense fund (LDF) that were heard by the Supreme Court concerning the same issue and legal remedy. This cases emanated from segregated public schools in Kansas, South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. (Kosof

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