Equality for African Americans: An American History Essay

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As the United States flag Pledge of Allegiance states “I pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, One nation under God, …with liberty and justice for all” did people really believe in this pledge? Liberty means freedom, liberation, right, and justice means fairness or impartiality for all Americans whether they were, African American, White, Mexican, Indians, Japanese…etc. The government maybe needed to revisit this pledge just to remind them of what our county was built on which is equal opportunity. During this time the county was still divided by races even though the government used some of its power to help African Americans. Combining help from the government,…show more content…
Marshall persuasive arguments in this matter, in 1954, the court, which was presiding Chief Justice Earl Warren who practices in California, ruled in favor of the Browns v. Board of Education, in Kansas. The judge believed that the court should be more involved in playing a role in the justice of the society, so he ruled that public school segregating was unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment, and he argue that “Separate but equal has not place,” and he made sure that doing away with segregation took place. But, the Federal district courts overturn his decision in May of 1955, and they proceeded with the integration of the schools. So here is an example of a part of the government trying to do what is right for all people, but another part of government saying they agree that segregating is not right, but and have to end, but not right now during that time period, or as they put it “reasonable time.” In their time they were talking about on or two hundred years, which lead 101 congressmen, in 1956 signing what they called a rejection of Browns decision, a “Southern Manifesto.” So, the white people were angry and they formed a massive resistance to desegregation, to stop schools from integrating that lead to some violence.
Combination of the United States Supreme Court, and an forty-two year old African American lady named Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, and to sit in the back of a bus coming
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