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Brown vs Board of Education Education has long been regarded as a valuable thing for all of Americas youth Yet when this benefit is denied to a specific group measures must be taken to protect its educational right In the 1950s 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 US 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 US 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 Courts first major confrontation with the battle against segregation in the Plessy vs Ferguson case ruled that separate but equal facilities did not violate the demands of the Constitution This caused a chain reaction throughout the United States Many of the states began to pass laws that demanded racial segregation in every aspect of life These separate but equal laws were passed for restaurants in voting but most importantly public education US Court Cases Although state and local governments poured more and more money into the development of schools but schools established for black students received very less money The black schools were inferior to those of white schools in almost everyway Atkinsin Most of the buildings that were used as black schools were never kept in suitable condition Many lacked adequate heating systems and indoor plumbing Classrooms
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