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Brown v. Board of Education
Citation:347 U.S. 483, 74 S.Ct. 686, 98 L.Ed. 873 (1954).
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This case was the consolidation of cases arising in the states of Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Delaware, relating to the segregation of public schools on the basis of race. In each of the cases, African American students had been denied admittance to certain public schools based on laws allowing public education to be segregated by race. They argued that such segregation violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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