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Brown V. Board of Education 60 Year Anniversary

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May 17 will mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that put an end to state-sponsored racial segregation in public schools.
The question put before the court: "Does the segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprive the minority children of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment?" (from Oyez)