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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Review Court Case of the Day

Today's court case is Brown v. the Board of Education.
Brown desegregated public schools, meaning that you could no longer have separate educational facilities for people of different races.

This court case is very important in terms of civil rights, as it overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, which had dictated that separate but equal public facilities were acceptable. Brown specifically dealt with public schools, but in desegregating these, all public facilities were desegregated. This includes theaters, drinking fountains, trains, etc - all of which had been segregated in certain parts of the country, including the south.

Any suggestions for other court cases that you want discussed? Let me know!

*Reminder that AP Review sessions will be held TOMORROW in 7058, both at 7 AM and 2:45 PM. Get your review packet then!


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