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The Civil Rights Movement and Education: How Much Do You Really Know?

d) Prohibited racial segregation in public schools

The Supreme Court ruled the previous ‘Separate But Equal’ clause in Plessy vs. Ferguson was unconstitutional.

In 1951, plaintiff Oliver Brown filed a class-action lawsuit against the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, after his daughter was denied entrance to Topeka’s all-white elementary schools.

More information on the case’s background and the verdict can be read here.

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