Mr. Valenzuela

Civics Homework – Apr 4


Today in class, students described the legal strategies used by the NAACP to overturn the Plessy decision and try to end segregation. Read the background on important cases the NAACP represented using the links below:

1) NAACP Historical Interactive Timeline

2) Mendez v. Westminster (1946)

3) Sweatt v. Painter (1947)

4) McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (1950)

5) Henderson v. United States (1950)

Homework - p. 36 - Write a letter to a friend describing the NAACP's strategy for overturning Plessy and ending school segregation (10 sentences!)

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