For the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Michelle Obama will head to Topeka to talk about a Supreme Court ruling that affected her life.
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Quarter 4, Week 12, May 12-16
This article talks about Michelle's Obama's feelings on the BROWN V BOARD CASE and how it changed her life. She lived in the SEGREGATED town of Chicago where she went to school with mostly African American students. Even though the CASE had made it so all SCHOOLS WERE SEGREGATED in 1954, most schools still didn't DESEGREGATED until the late 70's early 80's around the time Michelle started going to high school. She that this case helped her be able to go to a diverse high school that gave her a wide range of educational benefits and showed her many different cultures. She is very grateful of the this LANDMARK CASE and the PRECEDENT it set.
In our AP GOPO class we talked a lot about the Civil Rights movement with this case being the main component in the fight against racial discrimination. Like Michelle Obama, it affected so many kids throughout the United States in a time when they were being discriminated. In our government class, we talked about precedents and in the Brown v Board case it OVERTURNED THE PRECEDENT of Plessy v Ferguson. It created a new precedent that is still held today and will forever be. This case is one of the most important CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS that were ever brought to court because it shaped America as we know it today and helped to make everyone in this country equal.