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The Supreme Court case, Plessy vs. Ferguson, stated that being separate but equal was okay. Later that case was overturned in 1954 with the Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education. This case was important because it brought segregation into the US, which left a negative impact in the American society.

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Ceremonial court dress, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th to early 20th century. Silk, satin, artificial pearls. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html)

Ceremonial court dress, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th to early 20th century. Silk, satin, artificial pearls. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html)

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On December 12, 1938 the U.S. Supreme Court decided 6-2 in favor of Lloyd Gaines (shown above) in Gaines v. Canada, in which Gaines was suing for admittance to the University of Missouri Law School. However, he disappeared the following spring before the case could be retried in state court. Opinion was divided whether he was murdered or wished to avoid the publicity the case had received. In 2006 the school awarded him an honorary law degree. #TodayInBlackHistory

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The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation...The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the U.S…

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Judicial Branch – Where Would the Case Go? Scenario Review Game (Civics)

Judicial Branch – Where Would the Case Go? Scenario Review Game (Civics) This is a fun and interactive way to test your student’s knowledge about the United States Court System. Students can work individually or in groups to figure out what court would here the case in the scenarios. Follow the link to see my other products related to the Judicial Branch THE JUDICAL BRANCH

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"Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher 1948 Ada Lois Sipuel When denied admission on the basis of race, Fisher filed a suit asserting that she must be admitted to the OU Law School since there was no comparable facility for African American students. Losing in state courts, Marshall argued the case before the Supreme Court which reversed the lower courts in 1948"

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