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Connection between Brown v. Board and the Civil Rights Act Brown v. Board of Education goes with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.    How are they connected?

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Brown was an extremely important case because it brought to light what was really happening in schools, and made people face the ugly reality about segregation: separate is not equal!  This is an important realization to lead to the Civil Rights Act.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 contained provisions that was intended to enforce the Court's decision in Brown. While the Supreme Court had ruled (in Brown II ) that school districts should push to integrate "with all deliberate speed," the reality was that the vast majority (over 90 percent...

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