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We conclude a 7-1 decision for separate but equal schooling to settle Plessy v Ferguson.
Brown v Board of Education
But, not all was right with the world. African American kids were still being discriminated against.
Oliver Brown, the mother of a student, decided to take matters into her own hands.
Let my child go to one of Topeka's white schools!
Sorry ma'am, the black school may be separate, but it is most definitely equal.
He thought he had heard the last from her. He was wrong.
Does the segregation of public education based solely on race violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?
She took it to the Supreme Court, where they ruled against Plessy v Ferguson in a unanimous decision.
The court ruled that schools had to be combined. While this solved the immediate problem, segregation remained a problem for a long time afterwards.
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