Brown V. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice

Brown V Board of Education A Fight for Simple Justice Award winning author Susan Goldman Rubin chronicles the fascinating story behind the Brown v Board of Education s landmark Supreme Court decision In one of the most significant Supreme Court dec

  • Title: Brown V. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice
  • Author: Susan Goldman Rubin
  • ISBN: 9780823436460
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Award winning author Susan Goldman Rubin chronicles the fascinating story behind the Brown v Board of Education s landmark Supreme Court decision.In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth Century aimed to end school segregation in the United States Although known as Brown v Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case oAward winning author Susan Goldman Rubin chronicles the fascinating story behind the Brown v Board of Education s landmark Supreme Court decision.In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth Century aimed to end school segregation in the United States Although known as Brown v Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case of Linda Carol Brown, an African American third grader refused entry to an all white Topeka, Kansas school, but to cases involving children in South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC Here is the story of the many people who stood up to racial inequality, some risking significant danger and hardship, and of careful strategizing by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP.Historical photographs, a time line, texts of primary sources and other valuable back matter are included.

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    1. History of the fight to desegregate schools up to the victory in the Supreme Court. Almost like watching a judicial drama on TV. Although it provides updates on the main characters, it does not give the full, complete story of school desegregation. I wish author had included stories of desegregation as they happened across the country took years after the SC decision! There are some great stories in those efforts, as well--I know, 'cause I was there!

    2. Full of pictures and very readable and engaging text, this book is a review of the cases, plaintiffs, and attorneys involved in the Supreme Court cases to end segregation in America's public schools. A timeline, brief summaries of the relevant cases, the text of the 14th Amendment, the text of the SCOTUS decision in Brown v. Board of Education, a bibliography, source notes, and an index are all included. I enjoyed it. Highly recommended as an introduction to the subject for middle/high school st [...]

    3. Excellent view of history with great use of detail and excerpts at the right times. So many kids and so many stories--this book can be read from beginning to end. A few details to highlightp37 and the whole chapter on the student strike! From the beginning when they tricked the principal into leaving the school and then staged a protest and as students requested help from the NAACP lawyers! All the different cases that made up Brown vs Board of Education--I had no idea that other plaintiffs, sta [...]

    4. As important as the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was, many public schools today have become resegregated due to white flight to the suburbs and changing neighborhood patterns. The slowness of some school districts and states to respond to that mandate ending school segregation resulted in great changes in some areas but not in others. Well-researched and thoughtfully written, this account of the many individuals whose desire for equal opportunities provided through educa [...]

    5. Susan Goldman Rubin tells the history of what led to Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case as well as the case itself and the aftermath. The 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case stated that schools and facilities for white and black students were to be "separate but equal." However that was far from the reality. White and black children went to school under very different conditions. White students learned in modern schools with adequate space and with many opportunities to learn, while black s [...]

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