Brown vs. Board of Education

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  • "Seperate but Equal"

    On May 18, 1896, the US Supreme Court endorsed “separate but equal” racial segregation with its Plessy v. Ferguson decision, a ruling that was overturned 58 years later by Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
  • Brown v. Board of Education filed

    On February 28, 1951, Brown v. Board of Education was filed in Federal district court, in Kansas.
  • Briggs v. Elliott

    January 1, 1954, was the beginning of the four cases that combined into Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Racial Equality

    On May 3, 1954, exactly two weeks before the justices' momentous ruling in Brown v. Board of Education affirmed racial equality for black Americans.
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling

    On May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.