By: Nikia N. Davis Learn More Teach More WHMS Grade 8. Separate But Equal. Challenging Segregation. Despite the dangers many Afro-Americans took courageous steps to challenge Segregation.
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Thurgood Marshall, the lead attorney for the NAACP, wanted to assure the plaintiffs that they would have the best defense, despite previous rulings.
Thurgood Marshall hired the best team to assist him with this case.
He prepared for his arguments before the United States Supreme Court.
This case brought world wide attention.
The answer for the case lied within the Fourteenth Amendment of The United States Constitution.NAACP
The most well known test was the “Doll Test”
With this test students were asked to choose the doll that was treated the best, between a black and white doll the majority of the students chose the white doll.The Doll Test
Warren had been a popular Republican Governor in California.
Eisenhower expected him to act as a conservative judge.
However, to Eisenhower disappointment, Warren was more liberal.
Warren proved to be an effective leader for the court.
Warren united the Supreme CourtWould Earl Warren Prevail ?
The Courts unanimous opinion would send a strong message that school segregation would send a strong message that school segregation was unquestionably unconstitutional.A United Court
The NAACP had won a major milestone that would change the course of history.
Some communities continued to ignore the ruling and maintained separate facilities.
The Supreme court issued another ruling in 1955 stating that states needed to integrate “with all deliberate speed”.
Unfortunately, many black students still would not attend an integrated school system.Victorious!!!!
Some schools closed down, to prevent integration.Integration