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"Brown v. Board of Education" and the Desegregation of Schools

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Last updated: Sep 16, 2022 • 4 min read

Brown v. Board of Education was a watershed US Supreme Court case that led to mass desegregation of public schools. It galvanized the Civil Rights Movement, antagonized ardent segregationists, and began the process of bringing racial justice to public education in the United States.