Civil Rights. From 1898 to the 1950’s, laws regarding race were influenced the Plessey vs . Ferguson Supreme Court decision. In the Plessey vs. Ferguson decision, the US Supreme Court said that segregation between the races was legal, as long as it was “separate but equal”.
Knowing that there was going to be problems, the NAACP in Little Rock called the students to tell them not to come to school on the first day
The Kerner Commission investigated the causes of urban violence
The Kerner Commission claimed that white racism was the main reason for the violence