why was brown vs board of education significant

06/02/2019 0 By Mary

why was brown vs board of education significant

Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
Harold R. Fatzer, Paul E. Wilson

Before the decision of Brown vs Board of Education. Southern states were allowed to have separate schools for people of color and for white students. These schools were suppose to be equal but in actuality were not fairly structured. The white schools had better teachers, more facilities, textbooks, and libraries.
After the decision of Brown vs Board of Education, Schools could not be segarated by color or race. This provided the people of color access to quality education that had not been open to them before the supreme court decision.

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http://socratic.org/questions/why-was-brown-v-board-of-education-important-to-people-of-color
http://www.nps.gov/brvb/learn/historyculture/index.htm