Citation Link - Powe Jr., Lucas A. "Brown v. Board of Education (Brown II), 349 U.S. 294 (1955)." Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, edited by David S. Tanenhaus, vol. 1, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008, pp. 215-217. U.S. History in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX3241200142/UHIC?u=ingl29443&xid=a3ab22e0. Accessed 21 Mar. 2018.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, case in which on May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously (9–0) that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits the states from denying equal protection of the laws to any person within their jurisdictions. The decision declared that separate educational facilities for white and African American students were inherently unequal. It thus rejected as inapplicable to public education the “separate but equal” doctrine, advanced by the Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), according to which laws mandating separate public facilities for whites and African Americans do not violate the equal-protection clause if the facilities are approximately equal. Although the 1954 decision strictly applied only to public schools, it implied that segregation was not permissible in other public facilities. Considered one of the most important rulings in the court’s history, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka helped to inspire the American civil rights movement of the late 1950s and 1960s.
Citation Link "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 31 Aug. 2011. school.ebonline.com/levels/high/article/Brown-v-Board-of-Education-of-Topeka/16710. Accessed 20 Mar. 2018.
Following the link to the Video - Citation Link - "Black History: Brown vs Board of Education: Separate is Not Equal." Black History: Brown vs Board of Education: Separate is Not Equal, 2009. U.S. History in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EGSNIC974954117/UHIC?u=ingl29443&xid=a58f0d03. Accessed 20 Mar. 2018.