Review Test Directions: “M” for myth or “R” for the realities of what actually transpired at the end of each statement



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Directions: “M” for myth or “R” for the realities of what actually transpired at the end of each statement.
Brown v. Board of Education was the first legal challenge to racially segregated schools in the United States. _______

African American parents began to challenge racial segregation in public education as early as 1849 in the case of Roberts v. City of Boston, Massachusetts. ________

The Brown case in Kansas came about because Linda Brown was denied access to her neighborhood school and had to walk dozens of blocks to attend an African American school.  ______

The Brown case was initiated and organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) leadership who recruited African American parents in Topeka for a class action suit against the local school board. _______

The only plaintiff in the Brown case was Oliver Brown on behalf of his daughter. _____  

In 1952, Brown v. Board was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court as a combination of five cases from various parts of the country, representing nearly 200 hundred plaintiffs. ______

Oliver Brown's name led the roster in the Topeka case because it was the first alphabetically of the 13 NAACP plaintiffs.  _______

The Kansas case was named after Oliver Brown as a legal strategy to have a man at the head of the roster. _____

Oliver Brown initiated the suit against the Topeka Board of Education. _____ 

Oliver Brown was asked to join the class action suit by Charles Scott, one of three serving as legal counsel for the Topeka NAACP. _____

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education was based on the Topeka case.  ____

The Supreme Court combined five cases under the heading of Brown v. Board of Education from Delaware, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. _____

Thurgood Marshall was the NAACP attorney for the case of Brown v. Board of Education.  _____

The strategy to use the courts to challenge segregation in public education began with the NAACP under the leadership of Attorney Charles Hamilton Houston during the 1930’s.



The objective of the NAACP’s legal challenge in the Brown v. Board of Education, was to eliminate segregation in public education. _____

Ultimately, the NAACP sought to end the practice of "separate but equal" throughout every segment of society, including public transportation, dining facilities, public schools and all forms of public accommodation. ____


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