Brown v. Board of Education

(1954)

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared that legally mandated segregation in public schools was unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause. A landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education was actually a combination of five cases that challenged school segregation in Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia, and Topeka, Kansas. In a companion case, Bolling v. Sharpe, segregation in the District of Columbia's public schools was declared unconstitutional under the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment....

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