During the Civil Rights Movement, whites and African Americans were not allowed to drink from the same water fountains, bathroom or even in this case, schools. In 1954 that all changed, this case was the first step to intergrading schools for all. African American students were starting to realize that their schools were much less privileged than the white schools. This became a huge issue that later, was brought to the Supreme Court for review. This was violation of individual rights under the 14th Amendment for the African Americans. Thurgood Marshall was the 1st African American man to be involved in the Supreme Court Justice in American history. In 1945, Marshall protested that "separate, but equal" was an understatement disguising racism. The Supreme Court agreed with Marshall and ended segregation in all schools in the U.S. The Brown v. Board of Education ended all school segregation in the U.S, by saying that "separate, but equal" is unconstitutional. It also violated their 14th Amendment. This case would impacted history forever, schools would no longer be segregated solely on race. After this case many school in the U.S were integrated, all students had the same and equal opportunities as others.