Seperate but Unequal: how did they challenge the segregated schools?
Black and white children grew up in two different worlds, seperate parts of town, segregated schools, seperate water fountains, different resturants, waiting rooms, theatres, stores. CA 1947 supreme court rulling, educating mexicans were illegal because state law only authorized segregating children of asian decent. CA repealed the law. 1954 the Supreme court overturned the 1896 Plessy v Ferguson "seperate but equal" ruling that allowed the south to maintain segregated schools. They said the facilities were legal as long as they offered a room for both blacks and whites. 1954 Brown v Education violated the 14th ammendment. Psychologiust Kenneth Clark had to show segregation damaged children. A series of test that showed children of both black and white choosing which doll they liked best of a black and white doll. Nice was white, bad was black.