Brown vs board of education

Reply Thu 17 May, 2012 01:50 pm
On this day in May 17, 1954...:

In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional -- specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.

And yet it took over 10 years to go into effect, a clear example of the Supreme court decisions having little or no effect on states rights. It took media coverage and Johnson's National guard to enforce it.
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Reply Thu 17 May, 2012 07:26 pm
"Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities."
-- Winston Churchill
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