Trail of Courage

Brown v. Board of education 1951

What happened

Across the South, African American children could not go to school with white children. Lynda Brown was one of these children. She found an attorney, Thurgood Marshall, who argued her case before the Supreme Court. He asked the court to let Lynda and other African American children be able to go to school with white children.

Supreme court approval

Thurgood Marshall was able to make the Supreme Court rule 9-0 that separate but equal was wrong. The Court overturned the case Plessy v. Ferguson, where the Court had said separate was equal.

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