Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education

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Segregated America
The Battleground
Legal Campaign
Five Communities Change a Nation
The Decision
  • Defenders of Segregation
  • Segregationists’ Argument
  • Challengers of Segregation
  • Integrationists’ Argument
  • Reaching a Decision
  • Court’s Decision
  • Timeline
Legacy
People lining up at the court

People lining up at the court

People line up at the Supreme Court building to hear the arguments before the justices, December 9, 1952.
(Courtesy of Library of Congress)

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