Explain Brown v. Board of Education and efforts to resist the decision:
The Chief Justice on the decision was Earl Warren. On May 17th 1954, the ruling was that racial segregation in public facilities was unconstitutional. This ruling overturned provisions of the Plessy vs Ferguson case of separate but equal facilities. The Brown vs Board decision helped create a spark in the American civil rights movement. Brown II issued in 1955 decreed that all schools of segregation would be dismantled quickly.
Little Rock Nine was a group of students attending Little Rock Central High School in 1957. This led to a crisis in which the governor would not let the students have entry, because the school was all white. Governor Orval Faubus ordered the national guard to prevent them from enrolling into the school. On the same day President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent federal troops to escort the little rock nine into the school and they had their first day of class. This event tested the ruling in Brown vs Board. 7 years later though a governor on the segregation board prevented African American students from entering the University of Alabama, so president Kennedy had to send federal troops to forcefully integrate the school.
Reflection: These events sparked a huge change in civil america, this step was one to be remembered as in today all schools are successfully integrated and that there aren’t any racial segregated places.