History - Brown v. Board of Education Re-enactment The Plessy Decision Although the Declaration of Independence stated that "All men are created equal," due to the institution of slavery, this statement was not to be grounded in law in the United States until after the Civil War and, arguably, not completely fulfilled for many years thereafter. Inthe Thirteenth Amendment was ratified and finally put an end to slavery. Moreover, the Fourteenth Amendment strengthened the legal rights of newly freed slaves by stating, among other things, that no state shall deprive anyone of either "due process of law" or of the "equal protection of the law.
Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education is one of the most pivotal opinions ever rendered by that body. This landmark decision highlights the U. Often when people think of the case, they remember a little girl whose parents sued so that she could attend an all-white school in her neighborhood.
In reality, the story of Brown v. Board of Education is far more complex. In December,the U. Supreme Court had on its docket cases from KansasDelawarethe District of ColumbiaSouth Carolinaand Virginiaall of which challenged the constitutionality of racial segregation in public schools.
Supreme Court had consolidated these five cases under one name, Oliver Brown et al.
One of the justices later explained that the U. Supreme Court felt it was better to have representative cases from different parts of the country.
None of the cases would have been possible without individuals who were courageous enough to take a stand against the segregated system.
More information can also be found in the site's official Historic Resource Study. Click here to read the report online.On May 17, , U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v.
Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional. Board of Education () is one of the most pivotal opinions ever rendered by that body. Topeka's Civil Rights Story One hundred years of Kansas history separates John Brown's war on slavery and the U.S.
Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. May 02, · Watch video · Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional.
On February 28, the NAACP filed their case as Oliver L. Brown et. al. vs. The Board of Education of Topeka (KS). The District Court ruled in favor of the school board and . The Browns appealed their case to Supreme Court stating that even if the facilities were similar, segregated schools could never be equal to one another.
Brown II () Summary of the Decision ; Full Text of the Majority Opinion (external link) Brown v. Board of Education Dred Scott v.
Sandford Gibbons v. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Plessy and similar cases, many people continued to press for the abolition of Jim Crow and other racially discriminatory laws. Brown v. Board of Education (, ) The case that came to be known as Brown v.
These cases were Brown v.
Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. Board.