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Attorneys after the decision

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Helping Kids Understand Diversity and Equality

May 16th, 2014

In the 1950s, parents brought a class action suit against the Topeka, Kansas, school board claiming denial of access to Topeka‚Äôs white schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. When the federal district courts dismissed the case, Oliver Brown, parent of one of the children, appealed to the Supreme Court. On May 17, 1954, […]