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The Half Hollow Hills Sunday News Report Sunday News Report April 3rd, 2011

Jeremy Simms– Lawyer of the Civil Rights Movement

It was the year of 1951, when the parents of an african american girl along with the parents of the other African American students and the NAACP, made a lawsuit against the board of education after trying to enroll their children into a white school and were rejected because of the color of their skins. Jeremy Simms, a fresh lawyer who gained experience with much success in the court of Ohio, after graduating from the law school of Ohio University was a lawyer who was pro for the civil rights movement. His goal and main purpose was to help out African Americans who were treated unequally compared to caucasians, influenced by his friend and own experiences living in a community of african americans where disturbing acts aimed for the innocent african americans on the rise around him. After hearing of this dispute, immediately he responded by going to Topeka, Kansas, the location of the issue, searching for the NAACP and the parents of the african american students, to offer help in their case.

After the council of the NAACP meet officially with Mr. Simms, they discussed the issues with the unfair support the schools for the african american students received from the government and state. After they planned out their case, the NAACP and Mr. Simms with other lawyers headed to the state courts to go to trial about this case. Sadly they were ignored and lost in court when trying to deal with the dilemma, but it didn't end there. Although the NAACP seemed defeated with no thoughts on what they're next move should be, Mr. Simms introduced a wild yet espacular idea. He suggested they should go to the National Supreme Court where they could get a second shot and that it would be possible to win. Mr. Simms first contacted the National Supreme Court on December 9th,

1952 on behalf of their argument to start a trial for the case. As they fought in court later on to win the National Supreme Court's approval of desegregation between schools, they remained very resilient, in hopes of succeeding their goal and giving the schools fair support from the government with African American students as the schools with non minorities. Although


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Jeremy Simms– Lawyer of the Civil Rights Movement

they had good reasoning to discuss the controversy, the Supreme Court ignored and then almost a year later, on December 8th, 1953, they still brought the discussion back up in hopes of succeeding their goal. The hard, pain-staking work finally paid off. Later on May 17th, 1954, another year after, the final decision was made by Justice

Earl Warren, and the NAACP and Jeremy Simms had proudly won. As the desegregation of schools, started to come into role, Mr. Simms continued to make a difference in the civil right movement for many other african americans, who were attacked by the white community. He went to court in many cases to defend the african Education, Mr. Simms later on became much more well known after being appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower after the desegregation of public education with which lead to the events at Little Rock high with the nine brave students. Later on, Mr. Simms, was continued to be well known and also took part in the Little Rock Nine anniversaries and was also in the 40th, with the presence of Bill Clinton, the former president himself in September 25th, 1997.

americans that were opposed for crimes while innocent and became well known as he had a succesful winning streak. As he grew older, he was known for many Civil Rights acts, benefitting for those who deserved equal respect and prosperity amongst the american states and their society. After his support with the case of Brown vs. Board of


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