Separate is Not Equal
Fight for Desegregation
This case study provides historical context for gaining a deeper understanding of segregation and integration in American history. The lessons below assume that students have some background knowledge about slavery and have studied or are studying Jim Crow and the civil rights movement. The goal of the activities in this case study is for students to learn about segregation and integration in the context of school desegregation, specifically by gaining insight into the key legal battles fought in the Supreme Court. It is broken up into two one-hour lessons.
Note to Educators: The "Separate is Not Equal" essay contains a racial slur. Consider what pre-teaching and personal reflection you need to do in order to deliver instruction in a way that is both sensitive and meaningful for all students.