Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education

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Segregated America
The Battleground
Legal Campaign
Five Communities Change a Nation
  • Clarendon County, SC
  • Topeka, Kansas
  • Farmville, Virginia
  • New Castle County, DE
  • Washington, DC
The Decision
Brief submitted to the Supreme Court

Brief submitted to the Supreme Court

Both sides were dissatisfied with the state court’s decision and appealed the case. In December 1952, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and combined it with the other four.
(Courtesy of Supreme Court of the United States)

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