This Day in History

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. This unanimous decision overturned the “separate but equal” doctrine established by Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, marking a crucial victory in the fight for civil rights. It not only transformed the educational landscape by mandating the desegregation of schools but also set a precedent for the legal and social battles that would continue in the struggle for equality and justice in America.