This Week in History – Brown Vs. Board of Education Ruling

This week in 1954, segregation in public schools is declared to be unconstitutional and “inherently unequal” in the final ruling of Brown v. Board of Education. The unanimous decision was a major win for the civil rights movement and a big stepping stone toward the eventual abolishment of racially segregated public spaces.

“Segregation is ‘inherently unequal'” · Mon, May 17, 1954 – Page 2 · St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) ·

Conclusion of decisionConclusion of decision · Tue, May 18, 1954 – 8 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) ·

Brown vs. Board of EducationBrown vs. Board of Education · Sun, May 17, 1964 – Page 8 · Sunday Gazette-Mail (Charleston, West Virginia) ·

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