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BROWN BOARD

An original document from the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka on display at the National Archives, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in Washington. In marking the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education the National Archives is displaying documents used in this landmark case.(AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

This week in history: Brown v. Board of education

May 14, 2013


On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous ruling on the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ending racial segregation in public facilities. This week marks the 59th anniversary of the ruling.