Court cases regarding the civil rights movement in America

This is an overview of te court cases that you need to know for the edexcel exam, with a brief description of the cases, and the effects that they had on the civil rights movement.

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Plessey vs. Ferguson, 1896
Plessey sat in the white area of a train, and claimed the government acted illegally-
against the 14th amendment. Court declared `separate but equal'

Smith vs. Allwright, 1944
Voting rights- black people weren't allowed to vote in the primaries; basically they had no
say on who…

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Jane Daniel was convicted of Robbery, and was sentenced to much longer compared to
er male accomplice. The case was to overturn the Muncy Act, which meant women got
longer sentences than men. Case was successful.

Weeks vs. Southern Bell (1969)
Lorena Weeks took Southern Bell to court for claiming…


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