Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

• May 7th 1954 in Topeka Kansas Linda Brown wasn't allowed to attend school at an all white school close to her house, instead she had to attend school at an all black community that was really far away from her house.
• The court case reviewed Plessy v, Ferguson, the decision if segregation (separate but equal) should be legal.
• Thurgood Marshall, one of the leading black lawyers back in that time, helped Linda Brown's family in the Case.
• Plessy V. Ferguson was over turned and the court realized that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal
• This victory paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement drastically

Civil Rights Act of 1964

• July 2, 1964. Court legalized non segregated jobs, colleges and public facilities
• Also made every vote that African Americans count as much as a white persons vote.
• Jim Crow Laws were no longer.
• Granted equal protection under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendment.

24th Amendment

• January 23, 1964
• Prohibited poll or other voting taxes
• Gave oppressed blacks the right to vote

Voting Rights Act

• All of 1965
• Every black vote counted as much as a white persons vote.
• reviewed the 15th amendment
• Only 50 % of our country voted before 1965, this year more than 85% had voted.