On this day in history 1969--The US Supreme Court orders an immediate end to school segregation. Desegregation of public schools had been a long, hard road. In 1954, the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka Kansas forbid segregation of school children solely on the basis of race because it had a detrimental effect on African American students. Years of resistance resulted from the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. In 1969, the Supreme Court decision was unanimous in favor of desegregation of schools. To read more about civil rights visit this page at the Library of Congress.
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