The History and Impact of School Desegregation


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The Supreme Court case that ruled that segregation was legal in train cars and other places was:

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1. The court case that ruled states could make colleges segregated, even if the college did not want to be segregated, was:

2. The case that ruled blacks should be allowed to go to a white law school if there was not a state-supported black law school was:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the history of school desegregation and the court cases involving segregation issues. Some of the court cases you'll be assessed on include Brown v. Board of Education and Plessy v. Ferguson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following court cases:

  • University of Maryland v. Murray
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Berea College v. Kentucky

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related education lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding key Supreme Court cases and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of school desegregation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify cases by their respective decisions

Additional Learning

To learn more about laws regarding segregation, review the accompanying lesson titled The History and Impact of School Desegregation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define segregation
  • Understand the significance of the Plessy v. Ferguson court case regarding segregation
  • Identify five court cases regarding desegregation in American schools
  • Know the 1954 ruling that finally desegregated schools in America