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Racism has been around in our nation since the start of it. It has plagued our nation harshly. Since the 1700s when our forefathers have founded our nation in the form of slavery. It all was supposed to get better when Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves in the 1860s. In which it did. The African Americans were no longer slaves to the Caucasians. However, they faced a new challenge in the form of segregation. Segregation is defined in the dictionary as the enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment. Segregation was horrible in America after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. JIm Crow laws were made halting the expansion of the African American influence on America. There were laws that …show more content…
Ferguson set up the beginning of the Brown v. Board case. Plessy v. Ferguson was a case brought to the supreme court in 1896 fighting to see whether or not segregation of public facilities such as parks, schools, pools etc., were constitutional. Homer Plessy brought this to court because he refused to sit in the back of a train car meant for blacks. The supreme court came to the conclusion that Plessy’s rights had not been violated. They also came to the conclusion that the state law is just a legal distinction and it doesn’t violate the 13 or the 14th amendments. Ferguson winning this case allowed Jim Crow Laws could be enforced against the African American …show more content…
Although he wasn’t really relevant because the judges thought the questioning was irrelevant to the case. That’s when Carter brought up his second witness Ken McFarland, who also was shut down due to the judges finding Carter’s questioning irrelevant. Every plaintiff had gotten the chance to testify against the school board. Eventually it was Oliver Brown’s turn to testify. The entire time Brown was on the stage the judges asked him to speak up because he seemed nervous. Brown’s story came out in full. As mentioned previously he was tired of his daughter having to walked several blocks to get to the bus to be picked up for school. He stated that Linda had to walk through the dangerous switch yards and had to wait through horrid weather sometimes because the bus was often late. After being asked whether or not he would like to have his children attend closer schooling, the defense objected and soon after Oliver was released from stage and officially put his place forever in history. After Brown, all of the plaintiff’s testimony were rather repetitive. Most of them talked about the harsh conditions of the schooling and how poor the system was. The most important testimonies were those that showed the negative effects on the children’s learning capabilities. As Carver had predicted previously, he knew the psychologists would have a huge impact on the

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