May 17, 1954 – The U.S. Supreme Court Decides Brown v. Board of Education

On May 17, 1954 the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Brown v. Board of Education (347 U.S. 483), declaring state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.

Even sixty years later, according to the Economic Policy Bureau, residential segregation, private school vouchers, and other methods are still employed to get around the ruling of the Courts.

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