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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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 »

One prominent example of racial segregation in the United States was the Jim Crow laws, a series of policies in effect from 1876 to 1965. Jim Crow laws segregated people of color from whites in housing, jobs, schools, pu... 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 »

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark case regarding racial segregation in public schools heard by the U.S. Supreme Court from 1952 to 1954, according to the United States Courts. The court found that segr... More »

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In the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, the Court ruled that state laws that created separate public schools for black and white students were a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The case eff... More »

In the United States, the civil rights movement began in 1951 when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Brown v. Board of Education. In 1954 the case was decided in favor of desegregation. More »