The Case Of Oliver Brown V. The Board Of Education Of Topeka

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The question that this historical investigation and sources will be seeking to answer is: To what extent did the case of Oliver Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas further the progress of the civil rights movement in search of African-American equality? The first source being evaluated is “The Brown Decision: Its Long Anticipation and
Lasting Influence.” This academic journal article originates from the Journal of Southern History, and is written by Linda Reed, an associate professor of history at the University of Houston. The purpose of this article is to educate students and others interested in the Oliver Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case about the outlasting changes and results of the case, in which it had overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson case decision. This source is valuable as it discusses the unconstitutionality of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, and how “separate but equal” facilities were not actually equal, and the significance of the Brown v. Board case and how the separate facilities were “inherently unequal.” It is a valued source as it demonstrates the progress the Brown v. Board case achieves in furthering African American equality. It is additionally written by a credible historian, Linda Reed, who presumably has plenty of knowledge of the Brown v. Board of Education case. The source also has its limitations, as it has a specific biased viewpoint of the Brown v. Board of Education, in which it only focuses on the positive…
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