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Breaking Barriers. By: Brigit Carrigan , Nita Tunga , Brett Davis, and Jenny Lane. The case of the century: Brown Vs. board Education. Nita Tunga. Brown vs. board of education background info. Linda Brown, daughter of Oliver Brown, was required to attend an African American school

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Breaking barriers

Breaking Barriers

By: Brigit Carrigan, Nita Tunga,

Brett Davis, and Jenny Lane


The case of the century brown vs board education

The case of the century: Brown Vs. board Education

Nita Tunga


Brown vs board of education background info
Brown vs. board of education background info

  • Linda Brown, daughter of Oliver Brown, was required to attend an African American school

  • The school was on the other side of town

  • However, there was a white school only seven blocks away

  • When her parents tried enrolling her in the white school, their request was denied

  • Her parents sued the Board of Education, which created the basis for Brown vs. Board of Education


The case background info
The case background info

  • Five states were involved in the Brown vs. Board of Education: Kansas (Oliver Brown was from here), Delaware, District of Columbia, South Carolina, and Virginia

  • The case occurred in 1954

  • Plessy vs. Ferguson had set the stage for the Brown vs. Board of Education case


Brown vs board of education
Brown vs. board of education

  • In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled segregation laws unconstitutional


The case
The case

  • Oliver Brown sued the Board of Education for denying his daughter the right to attend the white school close to his house

  • He was part of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

  • NAACP was an organization that was trying to convince the Board of Education to improve black schools


Rosa parks bus boycott

Rosa Parks bus boycott

Brigit Carrigan


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Rosa Parks Bus boycott

  • On December 1st, 1955, forty-two year old seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.

  • The Bus Boycott occurred in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • The bus driver asked her to give up her seat because a man walked on the bus, but she refused.

  • She was sitting towards the middle of the bus and he wanted her to move to the back.


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Rosa parks bus boycott

  • She was arrested because she “violated a city ordinance” and violated the “laws of segregation”.

  • This event was called the “Bus Boycott”.

  • She and many other decided to not ride to bus.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the Bus Boycott.


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Rosa parks bus boycott

  • African-Americans were about 75% of the total people riding the bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • The Bus Boycott lasted 382 days.

  • Rosa led African-Americans to freedom and equality.


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