Outline Of A Speech On History And Education

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INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE

Luis Gomez Informative Outline

Topic: History of Segregation in Education General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about one of the most notorious eras in politics and education.

Thesis: “Brown V. The Board of Education of Topeka” and its reversal of the decision of “Plessy V. Ferguson” and the “Separate but Equal clause” is one of the most monumental, and impactful decision ever made.

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter:
B. Thurgood Marshall was responsible for rearguing the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case and took part in taking this case all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States. He was a victim of racial segregation when he was applying for law
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African Americans were systematically denied the right to vote

e. Some cities had placed 10:00 PM curfews on blacks.

f. The U.S. Supreme Court Justices declared that the fourteenth amendment never specified what specific rights “color race” would gain.

Transition: Now that I’ve discussed the Plessy v. Ferguson case and its effects, I will now discuss the Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka case which would help reverse the effect of the separate but equal doctrine established in Plessy.

B. The NAACP legal team chipped away at the Separate but Equal Doctrine established in Plessy v. Ferguson.

1. The NAACP Legal Defense was headed by Thurgood Marshall.

a. The main question that Marshall and his team presented was b. Did the segregation of public education based solely on race violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? The Supreme Court held that “separate but equal” facilities are inherently unequal and violate the protections of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court also held that the segregation of public education based on race instilled a sense of inferiority that had a hugely detrimental effect on the education and personal growth of African American children.

Transition: I will discuss the aftermath and conditions of society during the beginning of this Civil Rights era.

2. Despite such dramatic courtroom and congressional victories, the
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