Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Legacy of Plessy v Ferguson and Brown v Board of Education

Brown v. the Board of Education and the Legacy of Plessy v. Ferguson

Ted Shaw of the University of North Carolina Law School and Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School discussed the legacy of the landmark Supreme Court Case Plessy v. Ferguson and how it led the way for civil rights legislation in the 1950s and 1960s.

Description

Ted Shaw of the University of North Carolina Law School and Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School discussed the legacy of the landmark Supreme Court Case Plessy v. Ferguson and how it led the way for civil rights legislation in the 1950s and 1960s.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How was Brown v. the Board of Education impacted by the precedent set in Plessy v. Ferguson?
  • Explain how segregation in public accommodations changed during the 1950s and 1960s.
  • How did the white south react to desegregation? How did the federal government address this?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Brown V. Board
    • Civil Rights Act Of 1964
    • Segregation
    • Supreme Court

    Topics

    Supreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity