The authors that wrote these stories about discrimination were growing up in the early to mid 1900’s.  This was a time when segregation ran rampant through the United States, upheld by several Supreme Court decisions that stated that if the separate facilities were equal in all aspects they did not violate the rights given to American citizens by the constitution.  Segregation stood fast for decades with this belief of “separate but equal”.  It was only in the court case Brown v. Board of Education that this rule was overturned by the Supreme Court and it was set forth that “separate but equal” facilities in the schooling system violated the equal protection given to each citizen under the law.  This was the first step in a process that eventually became known as the Civil Rights Movement, in which equal rights were fought for and gained for everyone.


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