Segregation in the Public Schools

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Segregation in the Public Schools

Separate but unequal?

What were the 13th and 14th amendments?

Brown represented 5 court cases challenging separate but equal

Separate but equal is "Merely a legal distinction" and not a violation of the 13th and 14th amendements-United States Supreme Court

Segregation in the Public Schools

Education vs. Segregation






June 7, 1892Homer Plessy is arrested for sitting in a white car on the East Louisana Railway. Case is tried in criminal court in front of Judge John H. Ferguson. Appealed and sent to Supreme Court. Decision rules in favor of Ferguson.

By Deana Burch

Separate but equal=Constitutional

May 17, 1954Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Oliver Brown attempted to enroll daughter in an all white school. Denied. Class action lawsuit between NAACP lawyers and Topeka, Kansas school board sent to the Supreme Court of the United States. Decision rules in favor of Topeka, Kansas School Board

ResourcesLandmark Cases: Brown v. Board of Education. (2006, December 1). Retrieved September 26, 2015.Landmark Cases: Plessy v. Ferguson. (2006, December 1). Retrieved September 27, 2015.Foner, E., & Garraty, J. (Eds.). (1991). Brown v. Board of Education. Retrieved September 26, 2015.

13th AmendementAbolishes Slavery14th AmendementEqual Protection

Education was divided. Separate black and white schools

...And so was society

Education today...


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