The spark that led to the civil rights battles and victories of the 1950s and '60s was struck in May 1954 when the Supreme Court declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
Introduction On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education that "separate educational facilities ...
Providing Opportunity In 1951 Oliver Brown sought a better education for his
daughters. His case resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of
Education decision that nullified the concept of "separate but
Equal Prospect and Parental Choice Conservatives constitute a large contingent among proponents
of parental choice in education, but its advocates also
include Democratic and liberal leaders, as well as a growing
number of minority parents.