Brown vs. Broad of educationPaper Rating: Word Count: 1504 Approx Pages: 6
Education has long been regarded as a valuable thing for all of America's youth. Yet, when this benefit is denied to a specific group, measures must be taken to protect its educational right. In the 1950's, a courageous group of activists launched a legal attack on segregation in schools. At the head of this attack was NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall; his legal strategies would contribute greatly to the dissolution of educational segregation. According to U.S. Court Cases the segregation between whites and blacks was a legal law established for almost sixty years in the United States. However, Brown vs. The Board of Education was the turning point in race relations. Still, most of the conflict between whites and blacks would be in the south, because they where the largest racial minority.
Many of the laws imposed on black were that of segregation in public schools (U.S. Court Cases 154). The one case that fueled that battle was Plessy vs. Ferguson. According to fireside, this case concerned a piece of Jim Crow legislation that had been enacted in Louisiana in 1890. The Supreme Court's first major confrontation with the battle against segregation in the Plessy vs. Ferguson case ruled that separate, b