The Civil Rights Movement- Education

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Linda Brown- Brown v Topeka

  • 1954, Kansas  
  • Parents sent her to a whites only  elementary school. They wanted to challenge the inequality of blacks and whites
  • In southern states, more than 450 laws were passed to prevent the Brown's decision from being enforced
  • The Browns argued that blacks had inferior facilities
  • It was eventually ordered that integrated schools should be set up 'with all deliberate speed'

Elizabeth Eckford and the Little Rock Nine

  • 1957, Arkansas
  • 9 black students wanted to attend a whites only high school
  • These black students were mocked when entering their first day at Little Rock High School and it

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