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Perspectives Study Guide for Final Race/ Ethnicity Brown v. Board of Education (Race/ Ethnicity) - Background : s among the most significant judicial turning points in the development of our country. Originally led by Charles H. Houston, and later Thurgood Marshall and a formidable legal team, it dismantled the legal basis for racial segregation in schools and other public facilities. - Define : was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional. The decision overturned earlier rulings going back to Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896 - Significance : The Court ruled that state-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the
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Unformatted text preview: 14th Amendment and was, therefore, unconstitutional. In the wake of the decision, the District of Columbia and some school districts in the border states began to desegregate their schools voluntarily.-Legal issues involved : -Implementation: Racism: • the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races • discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race Truth: Aint I A Woman-Dichotomy of race and gender in issues of equality-Delivered in 1851 in Akron, Ohio at the Women’s Convection rally by Sojourner Truth a former slave in New York State. After gaining her freedom in 1827, she became an anti-slavery speaker. -Her speech was on woman’s rights...
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  • Spring '08
  • Staff
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Brown v. Board of Education, Race/ Ethnicity, Race/ Ethnicity Brown

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