Brown v. Board of Ed

This day today only sixty-seven years ago marked a landmark in American history:


“May 17, 1954: In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.” [1]

[1] “Brown v. Board of Ed is Decided,” History.com editors, History (https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history : accessed 17 May 2021), para. 1.



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