Unit 3 Writing Assignment Brown v. Board of education - PS1350 Unit 3 Writing Assignment Brown v Board of Education Decision To really understand the

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PS1350 Unit 3 Writing Assignment Brown v. Board of Education Decision To really understand the impact of Brown v. Board of education one must look back to the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and Plessy v. Ferguson case. Civil Rights Act of 1875 states; “it’s a crime for an individual to deny “the full and equal enjoyment of any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters and other places of public amusement; subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law, and applicable alike to citizens of every race and color. During this time, state governments were passing laws that justified inequality between the races. Laws requiring the establishment of separate schools for children of each race were most common; however, segregation was soon extended to cover most public and semi-public facilities, the beginning of such accommodations started with the passage of an 1887 Florida law (Jim Crow) that state that rail roads must furnish separate accommodations for each race. In 1891, a New Orleans group of young black men formed the “Citizens Committee” to test the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 “separate but equal” law. To accomplish this they raised money to hire Albion W. Tourgee which he was known for being a promiant Radical

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