Brown v. Board of Education

How did the decision in Brown v. Board of Education impact society and the struggle for civil rights?

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January 13, 2011 12:58AM

Brown changed the ways that Education was doled out to children. Before this Supreme Court decision, Black and White children went to separate schools in many states (primarily the "south"). The Supreme Court had previously upheld this practice if the education was separate but equal. This decision determined that the education was definitely not equal, and now all public schools are integrated. It was a huge step for education and for equality.

Case Citation:

Brown v. Board of Education, 347 US 483 (1954)

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