Brown VS. Board of Education

Brown VS. Board of Education(Topeka, Kansas) was a landmark case of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public school for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned Plessy VS. Ferguson that was the decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court’s unanimous (9–0) decision stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” As a result, segregation was ruled a violation of the fourteenth amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_vs._Board_of_Education

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