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Supreme Court from 1896 to 1954
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Introduction Personally, am fascinated by the repetitive cycle of how America discriminates against different groups of people in its history. Following this, this paper will evaluate how the Supreme Court (and its rulings) shifted over time from 1896’s Plessy v. Ferguson to 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education arguing that the constitution dictated the change […]

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Popular Questions About Brown V Board of Education

What happened in the Brown vs Board of Education?
On May 17, 1954, the Court declared that racial segregation in public schools violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, effectively overturning the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision mandating "separate but equal." The Brown ruling directly affected legally segregated schools in twenty-one states.
Why was Brown vs Board of Education significant?
The Supreme Court's opinion in the Brown v. Board of Education case of 1954 legally ended decades of racial segregation in America's public schools. ... State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th Amendment and was therefore unconstitutional.