Among the landmark decisions from the Supreme Court, Brown v. Board of Education ranks among the most influential of all time, as it resoundingly declared that “separate… facilities are inherently unequal.”
The unanimous decision was issued on May 17, 1954, and it initiated the process of integration in schools across the country — slow and stuttered as it has been.
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The decision overturned a policy that had been in place since the end of the 19th century. It was not the definitive end to segregation policies, but Brown v.