Name: Sarah Bekhit Primary source 3: Brown v. board of education of Topeka, kansas 347 U.S.C. 483 (1954) Brown v. board of education of Topeka, 347 U.S.C (1954) was landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. To separate them the African American school children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their races. Although they did not succeed in fully desegregating public education in the united state, it put the constitution on the side of racial equity and galvanized the nascent civil rights movement into full revolution. When the civil war ended, congress passed the 14 th amendment that stated that all people born in the untied stated considered citizens. The 14 th amendment also state segregation laws made it legal to keep races apart as long as each races had its access to equal facilities, which is known as separate but equal, this gave hope to some black parents that
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Supreme Court of the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Brown v. Board of Education