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Brown vs. Board of Education

Brown V. Board Of Education: A Resource Guide For Kids

To gain equal access to public schools in Topeka, Kansas, some African American parents filed a lawsuit against the local Board of Education. This case was known as Brown v. the Board of Education. They were unhappy that their children had to encounter dangerous and hazardous conditions to get to school. This case and others like it were brought before the United States Supreme Court. In 1954, these families won their cases when the court decided: “…that in the field of public education the doctrine of separate but equal has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal…therefore plaintiffs and others…are deprived of the equal protection of the law guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.”

Activities -
Some fun activities regarding the Brown v. Board of Education case.

Brown V. Board of Education -
National Park Service provides educational materials and games regarding Brown c. Board of Education, along with the U.S. Constitution and Black History Month. Program – Complete the program and earn a badge from the U.S. National Park Service.

A PBS Resource Guide on Brown v. Board of Education -
A resource guide on the landmark case Brown v. Board designed for kids ages 7 – 12.

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