Flashback Friday: Brown v Board of Education, 1954

Posted on 05-17-2019 by
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Today is the 65th anniversary of one of the most famous US Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century: Brown v Board of Education. Argued in December of 1952, the case involved a group of African-American plaintiffs who argued that school segregation had detrimental effects on African-American children. The minor plaintiffs challenged a ruling out of the District of Kansas that the schools were substantially equal with respect to buildings, transportation, and the qualification of teachers.

But the Supreme Court disagreed, finding in 1954 that the "separate but equal" doctrine had no place in public education and, being inherently unequal, violated the 14th Amendment.

You can read the entire document here on Lexis Advance, and explore not only the case's prior history but use Shepard's to research the more than 2,700 subsequent cases that have cited Brown v Board of Education.

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