Racial Segregation of Public Schools Declared Unconstitutional [VIDEO]

0 Posted by - August 5, 2017 - CIVIL RIGHTS, Video

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case, which consolidated several lawsuits challenging segregation in schools. The lead plaintiff was Oliver Brown, who sued the Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas, on behalf of his daughter. NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall argued the case. The Court unanimously ruled segregation in public education as unconstitutional.

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