what did the Supreme Court decide in Brown v. Board of Eduction?

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  • June F
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    1 decade ago
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    The 1954 United States Supreme Court decision in Oliver L. Brown et.al. v. the Board of Education of Topeka (KS) et.al. is among the most significant judicial turning points in the development of our country. Originally led by Charles H. Houston, and later Thurgood Marshall and a formidable legal team, it dismantled the legal basis for racial segregation in schools and other public facilities.

    By declaring that the discriminatory nature of racial segregation ... "violates the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees all citizens equal protection of the laws," Brown v. Board of Education laid the foundation for shaping future national and international policies regarding human rights.

  • xo379
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    1 decade ago

    It overturned earlier rulings that went back to an 1896 case, Plessy v. Ferguson. Basically, in Brown v. BOE, the Court decided that the state laws that established separate public schools for blacks and whites denied black children the same level of education that the whites had. They stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." This segregation was thereafter found to be a violation of the 14th Amendment.

  • I think this is 1958. The court ruled that segregation in public schools violated the U.S. constitution protections of equal rights under the law. Generally, the court said that Blacks could not get an equal education in separate schools.

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    1 decade ago

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