CAAS 5.16.2011 - CAAS 5.16.2011 Brown v. Board of Edu. May...

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CAAS 5.16.2011 Brown v. Board of Edu. May 17, 1954. Its Role and Significance in African American History . Dred Scott v. John Sanford (Starts in 1830’s, decided in 1857) Dred Scott was kept in Illinois, it was said he should be considered free. - Does the segregation of pupils by race in public schools violate the 14 th Amendment (Equal Protection rights). They say yes. - Separate is inherently incorrect. - Even with the same amount of money put into Black and White schools, Black children had already developed an Inferiority Complex . What is the central issue of Dred Scott case? - Dred was suing because he believed he was a free man. He believed he was falsely imprisoned. - The court rejected his claim. - Tort Law (Latin: a wrong). It is a wrong in Law (libel, false imprisonment, defamation of character, slander, negligence, etc) - Dred Scott is a citizen of New York State where his master lived. Dread Scott was in Missouri. - NAACP – Palladin? - SN: the first AF.AM attorney to be licensed to practice law (1844). First female (1872). “Abolitionist attorneys” – keeping their ears to the ground (metaphor) - SN: Cicero born in Ypsilanti, MI. -
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