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Bell Ringer: Brown vs Board of Education

Brown vs Board of Education

Oliver Brown's daughter Cheryl Brown Henderson discusses the background of this case and its impact.

Description

Oliver Brown's daughter Cheryl Brown Henderson discusses the background of this case and its impact.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How does Cheryl Brown Henderson explain states' rights as it relates to the 14th Amendment to the Constitution?
  • Explain the circumstances that occurred in Kansas regarding desegregation in schools.
  • What does Cheryl Brown Henderson mean when she says this case was a collective action?
  • How did the Brown family become involved with this case?
  • Describe some of the possible consequences for people who stood up for their rights during this time.
  • According to Chery Brown Henderson, how did this case come to bear the name of her father, Oliver Brown?

Additional Resources

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    Fred Korematsu's daughter Karen Korematsu explains the origin of the case, the Supreme Court decision and the impact the case has had on the country.

  • Bell Ringer: Tinker vs Des Moines

    John Tinker talks about events leading up to this Supreme Court case that involved him and his sister Mary Beth Tinker as well as its legacy.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 14th Amendment
    • Activism
    • Catalyst
    • National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People
    • Segregation

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesConstitutional FoundationEducationSupreme Court CasesU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity