Equal Education

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  • Created on: 17-04-14 11:42

The NAACP were involved in a number of cases to improve education for black people.

In 1954, 20 states had segregated schools.

The first case was the Brown vs Topeka in 1954:

  • Topeka, Kansas
  • Linda Brown (7yrs old)
  • Had to walk 20 blocks on a dangerous trek to go to intergregated school
  • Even thought there was a school 1 block away (segregated)
  • Took the Board of Education to court

17th May-

  • segregation illegal
  • "colour blind"
  • "with all deliberate speed"

However in 1956 in 6 southern


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