Road to brown is not just about the madness of racial segregation in South Carolina but it is an important documentary that shows the brown versus he board of education case was the catalyst for later civil rights activities. Before the Brown versus board of education case of 1954, the events of desegregation went back to the times of slavery as the documentary highlights (McMahon, 2004).
Elaboration and Analysis
The reviews take place in Chester County, South Carolina, where the population of students in a high school is half-white and half-black. During the Jim Crow era, 35 years earlier, it was unlawful for Africans Americans to share school and buses with the white. A lawyer Charles Houston Hamilton documented the inequalities between the schools for whites and schools for blacks across South Carolina. Several factors led to the Brown versus Board of Education. Slavery was the basis of all racial discrimination in the US. The constitution of the United States at the time of the nation’s founding permitted the practice to continue. The Supreme Court was biased in 1857 and reaffirmed the execution of Africans Americans from the constitution on the basis that, the Negroes were inferior. Later on, Slavery was abolished by the 13th amendment of the constitution. Furthermore, all citizens’ equal protection was guaranteed by the 14th amendment. Further reforms under the 15th Amendment allowed black citizens to vote. However, racial segregation especially in the Education System continued (Elwood, 1990). It is clear that brown versus board of Education was a win for all areas in the civil rights movement. ...Show more