Assignment Five

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Modern American History Name:_Corey Van Der Weele _ Joanne Jahnke/Spring 2008 Assignment Five—A Hard copy is due in class on Monday, April 14 Readings: D2L—The Black Struggle for Equality Bukowski, pages 270-275 1. Why was the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case so important to the early civil rights movement? Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas was important to the civil rights movement because it created a sense of optimism that discrimination would soon be on the decline. This came after a Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warrens convincing arguments swayed the decision stating that segregated schools were inherently unequal. The doctrine “separate but equal” had no place in the educational system. This essential got the ball rolling. The Black Press called it the “second Emancipation Proclamation”. Even though this was a limited document and only addressed segregations in public school system it was a start.
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