State-Censored Segregation In Public Schools

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This was a landmark case in America. In 1954 the Supreme Court decided that “state laws making public schools separate for black and white students unconstitutional” (Mandell & Schram, pg. 482). This case over turned a prior case known as “Plessy v. Ferguson that allowed state-sponsored segregation in public schools” (McBride, 2006). This was acknowledged as one of the “greatest supreme court decision of the 20th century” (McBride, 2006). The court “unanimously voted that that racial segregation of children in public schools not only violated the equal protection clause but also the 14th amendment” (McBride, 2006).
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