Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Behring Center



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Segregated America
  • Promise of Freedom
  • White Only
  • Separate but Equal
  • The Supreme Court
The Battleground
Legal Campaign
Five Communities Change a Nation
The Decision
Legacy
Sign, darkies bathing prohibited

Sign, “darkies bathing prohibited”

Back to Jim Crow Laws

Sign, colored served in rear

Sign, “colored served in rear”

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Sign, for colored passengers

Sign, “for colored passengers”

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Sign, for white passengers

Sign, “for white passengers”

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Sign, for rent to colored

Sign, “for rent to colored”

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