Cameron Hartman 09/08/2009 BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA Facts: African American children were not allowed to attend a public school where white students attended under law which permitted or, in some cases, required racial segregation. There were virtues of equality in terms of tangibles objects (e.g., equal facilities). History: Three-judge federal district courts in Kansas, South Carolina, and Virginia denied the plaintiff’s request under the “separate but equal” doctrine benchmarked in Plessy v. Ferguson ; however, the Delaware district court ordered the plaintiff’s admittance into the white school
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African American children, Federal District Courts, Cameron Hartman, Delaware district court