HIST102 week 5 forum
In 1954, most of the United States had racially segregated schools. The case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) made this legal. The decision held that public segregated facilities were constitutional as long as the black and white facilities were equal to each other. However, black facilities were completely substandard when compared to white facilities. Even state funding for African American schools was substantially less than funding provided for white schools. Segregation was completely prejudiced against African Americans. (Henretta 612) Civil rights groups began to challenge racial segregation. NAACP lawyers brought lawsuits on behalf of black children and their families seeking courts to force school districts to let black students attend the white public schools.
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