Brown vs. Board of Education

Brown vs Board of education was a supreme court ruling to desegregate public schools. May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it was unconstitutional to segregate schools. But most schools chose not to do anything due to violence or disobedience. Due to resistance of the decision the Supreme Court had to make a second decision to integrate schools with "deliberate speed".

Brown vs Board of Education started after Plessy vs. Furguson was overturned. They stated that segregating public schools violated the 14th Amendment as African Americans were US citizens and should not be denied their rights.

After the Supreme Court ruling, nine students were the first African Americans to attend Central High School which was origninally called Little Rock Senior High School. They were recruited by Daisy Gaston Bates president of the Arkansas NAACP and co-publisher, with her husband L.C. Bates, of the Arkansas State Press. Daisy Bates and others from the NAACP vetted the group of students and determined they could handle the resistance they would encounter. This group came to be kown as Little Rock Nine.

September 2, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus announced he would call the National Guard to keep the African American students out of the school, for "their own protection". He announced that bloodshed violence might break out if they entered the school. The next day, the Mother's League held a protest against the integration. The same day federal judge Richard Davies issued a ruling to continue the desegregation. They went on to start their first full day of school on September 25th, 1957.

When the desegregation first started African Americans were extremely mistreated. Students were spit on, cussed at, and attacked physically just upon entering school. The way these students were mistreated distracted them from getting the education they deserve. They were treated as animals and not as humans. Some students even threw hot soup on some of the African American students entering the school. These brave students helped reshape America and change how people view skin color.

Brown vs. Board of education reshaped America and changed our views today. Now anyone can be friends without being singled out or judged because of skin color. This landmark helped our economy grow for the better and will continue to grow as years go by.

Since Brown vs. Board of education students of all races can learn together in peace.

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