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Brown v. Board of Ed is decided
- In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, it is ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional.
- The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown.
- A young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up Linda’s cause, on May 17, 1954, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka reached the Supreme Court the high court handed down its decision.