Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education - Holding No The segregation of...

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Darryl Williams Jesse C. Pennington GB 201-26 13 September 2010 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court of the United States, 1954 347 U.S. 483, 74 S.Ct. 686, 98 L.Ed. 873 Facts : In the case of Brown v. Board of Education, black parents file a suit against the Board of Education, because their children were not allowed to attend a white school. Procedure : The case was taken to the Supreme Court and combined with five other similar cases. Issue : Is the segregation of public schools constitutional?
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Unformatted text preview: Holding : No. The segregation of public schools violates the Fourteenth Amendment. Reasoning : Even though the different schools were equal in structure, curriculum, experienced teachers, and building structure, the segregation denied black children equal opportunities to choose which school to attend. The separate but equal doctrine from the Plessy v. Ferguson case does not relevant in the realm of education....
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