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The Intersection of Politics and the Supreme Court

Brown v. Board (1954)

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Brown v. Board (1954)

In an unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court overruled the "separate but equal" doctrine that had been the basis for segregation in public schools.

Linda Brown, the daughter of lead plaintiff Oliver Brown, attended a segregated elementary school in Topeka, Kan., and was refused entry to a white grade school.

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