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Documenting Brown 2 : Plessy v. Ferguson

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Title:Documenting Brown 2 : Plessy v. Ferguson

In the mid-1920s, a Chinese American man named Gong Lum sued the local school board when his daughter, Martha, was denied admission to her local school because of her race. When the case went before the Supreme Court in 1927, Gong Lum lost. The Court affirmed that segregated schools for Chinese Americans did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Grade range: 6-12.

Part of the series "Brown Reactions" : 1. Documenting Brown -- 2. Plessy v. Ferguson -- 3. Gong Lum v. Rice -- 4. Mendez v. Westminster -- 5. Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 -- 6. Brown v. Board of Education, 1955 -- 7. Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- 8. Collected Excerpts.

Lesson plans using this resource: Strategies for an Equal Education.

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Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Decisions | MovingImage
Subjects:Plessy, Homer Adolph--Trials, litigation, etc. | Ferguson, John H., judge--Trials, litigation, etc. | Harlan, John M. (John Marshall), 1899-1971 | Discrimination in public accommodations--Louisiana | United States--Race relations | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans--Segregation | Judges--Louisiana--New Orleans | Legislation | Bills, Legislative | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | Citizens' Committee to Test the Constitutionality of the Separate Car Act | Louisiana. Louisiana Separate Car Act | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, 29.9546482, -90.075072 | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, 30.0686437, -89.9281281
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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