How important were the rulings of the Supreme Court in bringing about desegregation in schools in Southern states?


Supreme Court.

  • Marshall argues that segregation was against the 14th amendment.
  • Chief Justice Earl Warren appointed to replace Vincson. Warren was for Civil Rights which therefore allowed laws to be passed.
  • If the laws and rulings weren't passed by the Supreme Court, desegregation might never have started.
  • Earl Warren wanted unanimous decisions.
  • Brown decision passed.
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  • The NAACP pushed for cases to go to the Supreme Court.
  • They forced for high amounts of publicity about what they do and what they're fighting for to widen the publics knowledge on conditions for blacks and the fights for Civil Rights.
  • Fighting against the fascist regime.
  • Brown Case.
  • Little rock.
  • Davis Case.
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  • Allowed for the acts to be passed.
  • Intervened in cases like Little Rocks.
  • Made some efforts in trying to convince the whites.
  • Appointed Earl Warren.
  • Slightly reluctant to integration.
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Black opinion:

  • Confidence gained from previous cases to fight for their rights.
  • Determined to get what they wanted.

White opinion:

  • Going against the laws to desegregate schools.
  • Unwilling to change.
  • Younger generations didn't see a problem with integrated schools, mothers were against it and forced their opinions onto their children.
  • Fabus sent in troops to prevent segregation.
  • "all deliberate speed" suggests whites are still reluctant, they know the publc will still be.
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