Separate Is NOT Equal
On May 17, 1954, a unanimous Court agreed, ruling that "in the field of public education the doctrine of separate but equal has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." The Brown decision was both a culmination and starting point in the civil rights struggle: while the ruling marked the demise of the "separate but equal" doctrine, many more changes remained if America was to realize the promise of Brown.
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