In 1896, the United States Supreme Court declared in Plessy v. Ferguson that the doctrine of “separate but equal” was constitutional. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court overturned that decision and ruled unanimously against school segregation. For this week’s assignment you will be looking at the American Yawp sections for “”The Affluent Society”. Read through this document and answer the questions below. You should answer the questions completely and concisely. Submission guidelines at bottom.
Brown v the Board of Education of Topeka (1954)  (Links to an external site.)
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1) In what way did the 1954 Brown decision by the Supreme Court mark a departure from its previous course? In what way did it not?
2) What were the successful tactics and tools used in the Montgomery boycott that were used in similarly successful struggles?
3) What does this show about the changing cultural and political climate in the U.S., and what were the push backs against these changes?
Guidelines for submissions:
Sufficient = 5-10 sentences (85-100 words), substantive, addresses the prompt and is respectful of other classmates.

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