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Bell Ringer #6 – 3/15/2010. What were the goals of the NAACP-LDEF? Who was Constance Baker Motley? How did Thurgood Marshall first gain recognition?. Brown v. Board of Education.

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Bell ringer 6 3 15 2010
Bell Ringer #6 – 3/15/2010

  • What were the goals of the NAACP-LDEF?

  • Who was Constance Baker Motley?

  • How did Thurgood Marshall first gain recognition?


Brown v board of education
Brown v. Board of Education

  • In 1950, Oliver Brown filed a lawsuit in Topeka, Kansas. He testified that his daughter Linda had to travel an hour & 20 mins to attend a black school.

  • The all-white Sumner School was only 7 blocks away, but practiced racial exclusion.


Brown v board of education1
Brown v. Board of Education

  • Constance Motley and the LDEF brought the Brown case to the Supreme Court.

  • In 1954, Chief Justice Earl Warren declared that “separate but equal” has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.


Bell ringer 6 3 15 2010
By the time the case was won, Linda was in 7th grade and attended the already integrated Topeka H.S. This photo was for publicity.


Bell ringer 6 3 15 2010


Lynching of emmett till
Lynching of Emmett Tillhttp://www.history.com/videos/maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education#maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education

  • 14 y.o. boy from Chicago who was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi during the summer of 1955

  • Some say he whistled, others say he said “Bye, Baby” to a candy store owner’s wife.

  • He was taken by gunpoint nights later and his body was found in a river, tied to a heavy cotton gin fan.


The aftermath of till
The aftermath of Tillhttp://www.history.com/videos/maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education#maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education

  • Even though a bullet was found in Till’s head, an all-white jury acquitted the two men who lynched him.

  • Mamie Bradley, Emmett’s mother, insisted on an open casket in Chicago to display her son’s mangled body.

  • She also traveled the country to tell the story and strengthen the early Civil Rights movement.


Emmitt till
Emmitt Tillhttp://www.history.com/videos/maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education#maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education


Homework
Homeworkhttp://www.history.com/videos/maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education#maya-angelou-brown-vs-board-of-education

  • Read Ch 21, Sn 2

  • Answer questions and key terms on page 756.