Black History: Brown v Board of Education

The verdict of the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson held that segregated public facilities were constitutional as long as the black and white facilities were equal to each other. As a result of this, large portions of the United States had racially segregated schools. This started to change with the verdict made on May 17, 1954 with the case of Brown v. Board of Education, where the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the racial segregation of children in public schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.brown v BE
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