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May 17, 1954 - Brown v. Board of Education

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Brown v. Board of Education in PBS' The Supreme Court

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Racism, School Desegregation Laws and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

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Explaining Segregation To Her Kids | This Day Forward | msnbc

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision effectively overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which allowed state-sponsored segregation.
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