Selected pages from the Supreme Court's ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case is shown on display at the National Archives, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in Washington. In marking the 50th anniversary of the historic ruling the National Archives is displaying documents and photographs used in the landmark case.(AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
This week in history: Brown v. Board of education
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.