What earlier decision did the US Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education overturn?

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

The Supreme Court of the United States of America in Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483, 495, 74 S.Ct. 686, 692, 98 L.Ed. 873, (U.S. 1954) (Brown I), held that segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other tangible factors may be equal, deprives the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities, in contravention of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

This rejection of the "separate but equal" doctrine constituted an overruling of, Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537, 16 S.Ct. 1138, 41 L.Ed. 256 (U.S. 1896). The Supreme Court of the United States of America in Brown v. Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294, 301, 75 S.Ct. 753, 756, 99 L.Ed. 1083 (U.S. 1955) (Brown II), ordered an end to segregated public education "with all deliberate speed."


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