Brown Vs Board Of Education Essay

Background:
The Brown Vs. the board of education case had a big impact on many other similar cases as Mr. Brown’s and on history itself. This case brought many people to see that the segregation of schools did not help the students learn at all, but more hindered than helped. In the 1950’s, public places were segregated. There were black schools where only colored students were allowed to go. Then there were white schools where only white students went. Many white schools were often near colored neighborhoods and communities. But back then, zoning was not around it did not matter if you lived right next to the school if you were colored you went to a colored school. Many African American children had to walk far distances to get to school, some walked miles and miles, even all the way across town just to get to school. Many African American parents worried about their children’s safety getting to school since some children even had to walk through train yards across town to get to school. Parents like Oliver Brown knew that this was unconstitutional and needed to change the way the School systems operated. In Topeka Kansas, a little African American 3rd-grade girl had to walk through a train switchyard to get to school. Her father, Oliver Brown, felt…

Three long years passed until the case was finally closed on May 17th, 1954. The case closed finally in favor of Linda Brown and the other African American children. The supreme court said it is not constitutional that the black and white children were segregated in different schools. The votes were a unanimous 9 to 0. The Brown’s ended up changing African American history forever.Although the court decision was made it still took a few years to actually put all the students together in the same school’s and have them all treated fairly. Some people still were prejudice against the blacks, so the racism factor was definitely still in…