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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Brown V. Board of Education (Segregation)
     

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Brown V. Board of Education (Segregation)

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which permitted

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which permitted 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, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This victory paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement.

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ISBN-13:
9781934255520
Publisher:
El Paso Norte Press
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Series:
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
186 KB

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