Brown v. Board of Education (Brown I)
|Brown v. Board of Education (Brown I)|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Citation||347 U.S. 483 (1954)|
|Date decided||May 17, 1954|
|Appealed from||U.S.D.C., District of Kansas|
|Overturned||Plessy v. Ferguson|
|Related||Brown v. Board of Education (Brown II)|
|unanimous||written by Earl Warren|
Racial separation is a violation of the EPC of the 14th Amendment.Separate educational facilities are inherently un-equal.
"In approaching this problem, we cannot turn the clock back to 1868, when the Amendment was adopted, or even to 1896, when Plessy v. Ferguson was written. We must consider public education in the light of its full development and its present place in American life throughout the Nation. Only in this way can it be determined if segregation in public schools deprives these plaintiffs of the equal protection of the laws.
"Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments."
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