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Throughout American history, there have been numerous important supreme court cases that have revolutionalized the nation of America as we know it today. Many of them have brought upon the important changes that allow us to pursue certain rights and activities that people couldn’t before this supreme court case. Whether it is positive or negative change the American people have continued to stand for what they believe is right and continue to do so. By coming together and fighting for change they have been able to pay numerous new laws and regulations that do not do against the American constitution.
One of the most important and famous supreme court cases today is the Brown V. Board of Education supreme court case which took place in 1952-1954. This case, in particular, is very controversial due to the fact that it entails more than one case and is a bundle of different segregation cases that fight to stop the injustice fo treating African Americans differently.
Histroy Editors wrote when Brown’s case and four other cases related to school segregation first came before the Supreme Court in 1952, the Court combined them into a single case under the name Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. During the time of the case, African Americans might have been treated equal but were definitely continuously being separated from White Americans. Many African American activists such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. continued to fight for not just equal rights but rather to outlaw the separation of the African American people.
The United States Courts wrote, the laws of many states decreed that blacks and whites could not use the same public facilities, ride the same buses, attend the same schools, etc. Many African American students were being treated differently than the white students. Even though they were treated equally they were treated separately. Many activists argued being treated equal but separate did not continue with the 14th amendment. Separate but equal lead to racial discrimination. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren was the federal judge of the case. CNN wrote Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP’s Special Counsel and lead counsel for the plaintiffs, argued the case before the Supreme Court. It wasn’t until the court case Brown vs Board of Education that the supreme court granted segregation by law truly does violate the fourteenth amendment. The 14th amazement gave rights to all citizens regardless of color.
The case Brown vs Board was named by Oliver Brown whose daughter was denied of attending the all-white school of their favor. They filled the lawsuit in behalf of Oliver Brown and others whose families who lawsuits against the segregation of their family. On May 17, 1954 the court’s unanimous decision was that separation was considered unequal thereof was set to be unconstitutional. This brought the anger in the South. Many white Americans revolted against this decision fighting for the separation of African American students. Their attempts failed as the segregation was outlawed and all citizens were given fair treatment regardless of color.