Brown Vs. Board Of Education

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Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) was a landmark Supreme Court Case that overturned the separate but equal ideology established by the earlier Supreme Court Case Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896). The Plessy vs. Ferguson court case had a profound affect on the social interaction of racial groups in the late 19th to early 20th century causing tension between the two most prominent races within the United States, the Caucasians and the African Americans, which included Hispanics and other non-white citizens. The Supreme Court Case Brown vs. Board of Education eradicated legal racial discrimination given to the state government by the implementation of Jim Crow Law in schools and public settings leading to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement which fought to put an end to the white supremacy and give all people especially those of color equal rights and protection under a court of law and in the eyes of government. Brown vs. Board of Education started off as a small court case fought by the parents of Linda Brown who was an eight year old girl that couldn 't attend a school of her parents choosing due to her race. With the help and support of an NAACP (National Association For the Advancement of Colored People) lawyer Thurgood Marshall, the court case was able to gain news coverage and later appeal to the Supreme Court. Going up against the lower courts, appeals courts and later on Supreme Court was of course difficult but the NAACP lawyers were able to build a strong

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