Brown v. Board of Education
A 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case that declared that “separate but equal” schools for black and white students were inherently unequal and thus violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; this case overturned Plessy v. Ferguson

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Brown v. Board of Education
(1954)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that outlawed segregation in public education by finding that separate public schools for blacks and whites were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional. The decision was the beginning of the end of official racial segregation in all facets of public life.
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  • Brown v. Board of Education — Titre Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al. (en français : Brown et autres contre le bureau[note 1] de l éducation) Code Arrêt 347 U.S. 483 Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brown v. Board of Education — Verhandelt 9. Dezember 1952 / 8. Dezember 1953 Entschieden 17. Mai 1954 Rubrum: Oliver Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brown V. Board Of Education — Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al. (en français : Brown et autres contre le bureau de l éducation[note 1] de Topeka et autres) est un arrêt de la Cour suprême des États Unis, rendu le 17 mai 1954 (arrêt 347 U.S. 483). Il est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brown v. board of education — Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al. (en français : Brown et autres contre le bureau de l éducation[note 1] de Topeka et autres) est un arrêt de la Cour suprême des États Unis, rendu le 17 mai 1954 (arrêt 347 U.S. 483). Il est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brown v Board of Education — ˌBrown v Board of Eduˈcation 7 [Brown v Board of Education] noun a law case in 1954 which led to a decision of the US Supreme Court that made separate education for black and white children illegal   Culture: The law case was held in 1954 after a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brown v. Board of Education — of Topeka …   Wikipedia

  • Brown v. Board of Education — Brown v. ,Board of Edu cation a U.S. SUPREME COURT decision that made it illegal to have separate schools for black people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Brown v Board of Education — an important US Supreme Court case (1954) which made segregation in public schools illegal. It was held after a school for white children in Topeka, Kansas, refused to accept a black girl called Linda Brown. The court’s decision ended the idea of …   Universalium

  • Brown v Board of Education — landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of 1954 in which separate schooling for blacks and whites was declared illegal (overturned the decision in the Plessy v Ferguson case) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brown v. Board of Education —  1954 landmark civil rights case in which the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were illegal. See also Plessy V. Ferguson …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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