Brown vs. Board of Education
The brown vs. board of education which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When people agreed to plaintiffs in this case, They never knew they were going to change history.
The people who made up this story where ordinary people. They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to be treated equally.
Segregation of white and Negro children in the public schools of a State solely on the basis of race, pursuant to state laws permitting or requiring such segregation, denies to Negro children the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment even though the physical facilities and other tangible factors of white and Negro schools may be equal.The plaintiffs contend that segregated public schools are not equal and cannot be made equal and that hence they are deprived of the equal protection of the laws. Because of the obvious importance of the question presented, the Court took jurisdiction. Argument was heard in the 1952 Term, and re argument was heard this Term on certain questions propounded by the Court.