By: Lordina Ampere, 5th Grade
During the times of legalized racial segregation African Americans and White Americans weren’t allowed to be on the same premises, and didn't have the same opportunities. This rule was especially applied for education. Most African Americans weren’t even allowed to go to school. Even if they did, they had poor educational resources. On the other hand, White Americans had beautiful schools and great education. This led African Americans to fight for their rights. After years of fighting, they finally succeeded. On May 17th, 1954, a law was made following the case of Brown vs the Board of Education stating that it was illegal to segregate students by the color of their skin. So don’t take your education for granted. For generations, people before us fought hard for you to get the great education they dreamed of.
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