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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
Brown v. Board of Education
Citation:Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483, 74 S. Ct. 686, 98 L.Ed. 873 (1954)
This case was one of many in states that allowed the segregation of public schools on the basis of race. In each of the cases, African American students had been denied admittance to public schools based on laws allowing public education to be segregated by race. The students argued that such segregation violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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Topic Refresher CourseEqual Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment