The Westside Gazette Newspaper is honored to feature these editorial contributions made by local students.
On May 17, 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. In this lawsuit, Brown claimed that schools for Black children were not equal to the White schools, and that segregation violated the 14th Amendment, which holds that no state can “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
This court case was one of the cases that overturned the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. Plessy v. Ferguson stated that everyone was separate but equal. May 17, 2020 is the 66th anniversary of this court case ruling.