Legal segregation began in 1896 when the Supreme Court sanctioned legal separation of the black and white races in the ruling H.A. Plessy v. J.H. Ferguson, but the decision was overruled in 1954. The Supreme Court in 189... More »

The Supreme Court ruling in the Brown vs. Board of Education case ended segregation in public schools and ended the 'separate but equal' policies many schools adopted. Today, children of all races are allowed to attend p... More »

Segregationists wanted to impeach Earl Warren because, through his leadership on the U.S. Supreme Court, the segregation of public schools was ruled unconstitutional in a unanimous decision. This prompted legislation tha... More »

With the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, the U.S. Supreme Court enshrined the doctrine of "separate but equal" into American law, explains the American Association of Community Colleges. This doctrine led to the rise of ... More »

According to History Matters, the Supreme Court's 1886 ruling in the case Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway Company v. Illinois overturned a previous case that allowed states to regulate railroads. It led to the format... More »

Racial segregation finished de jure in the United States in 1954, when a series of Supreme Court decisions were enforced in that sense. However, de facto segregation continued until the 1970s and persists in various degr... More »

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court deemed segregation illegal in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education. The plaintiff in the case was a seven-year-old African-American student from Kansas named Linda Brown. More »

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