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    I need to write a research paper about Brown vs. board of education & What does the trial reveal about: major social changes, cultural conflicts, and political struggles? I want it to be about 7-9 pages. Could you please help me.

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    I have begun a paper for you that has the basics for your paragraphs and a transition for the paper. It includes some historical facts about the case and the pertinent affects of it. It also gives you some direction to add to the paper and use your own thoughts on what the case did or did not do and what is important to consider. I also included a personal example of my experiences of the aftermath of the case. I was raised in St. Augustine, Fl. You might want to use this as an interview type of reference. If you decide to use the information I will be glad to provide you the reference information about me.

    I hope it helps. Thank you for asking Brainmass.

    Brown vs. Board of Education, 1954, like Roe v Wade, is recognizable by its name to millions of people, simply because the scope of the suit and its outcome affected the future in so many different ways and for so many people. However, it was not something that occurred overnight or without conflict. Put in your own interpretation and ideas here to complete the introduction.
    Brown vs Board of Education Topeka, Kansas brought major changes to the way Americans were supposed to interact and provide for the citizens of the country. It first and foremost, reversed the judgment in 1896 by the Supreme Court in the case of Plessy v Ferguson, that allowed for separate but equal facilities and schools, for races as being within the law of the Fourteenth Amendment. (review 14th and put your thoughts in).
    Oliver Brown's suit considered the separate but equal accommodations as a way to hide behind the fact that accommodations were inferior and schools for children of color were not up to the standards of white schools. The use of UNESCO's 1950 Statement on the use of using scientific findings to justify racism was a key element of the argument and the conclusion of the judgment. (Look at this statement and describe it here and the purpose of UNESCO as well.)
    At the time of the judgment, only 16 states prohibited segregation based on race. In 1951, a group of parents , on behalf of their twenty children, filed a class action suit requesting the end to segregation by the Topeka Board of Education. Kansas law did not require, but permitted the segregation of schools. States across the South required segregation, across the Northeast and two in the Northwest prohibited segregation and the rest either did not legislate it or allowed either to occur.
    One of the social issues the suit addressed as the male and female gender issue and conventional family versus a single parent family. Oliver Brown was named as the lead plaintiff because he was male and his family was intact. The other twelve plaintiffs were female. Attorneys and the NAACP considered the Supreme Court would be more receptive to a suit brought by a parent in a two parent household (his ...

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    A discussion of the case of Brown versus BOE Topeka, KS and the changes it brought for social, political, and cultural relations.