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  • Brown versus Board of Education is one of the country's most important cases.

  • It overturned an earlier Supreme Court decision, and it helped launch the civil rights movement.

  • At the center of the case was a little girl.

  • In the early 19 fifties, Linda Brown was eight years old.

  • Every day she had to travel for more than an hour to go to a local public school for black Children.

  • At the time, public school systems could legally separate black and white students.

  • The reason related to a Supreme Court decision from 18 96.

  • It said that separating people by race was legal as long as the buildings and equipment were equal.

  • But the father of young Linda Brown did not think racial segregation was right or fair.

  • He wanted his Children to go to the school close to their house, even if the school was for white Children.

  • When he tried to register Delinda there, school officials said no.

  • So Brown and other activists took action in court against the law.

  • They said schools separated by race could never be equal.

  • All nine Supreme Court justices agreed.

Brown versus Board of Education is one of the country's most important cases.

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US Supreme Court Decision: Brown v. Board of Education

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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