An original photo of the Robert Russa Moton High School auditorium used by the defense in the Brown v. Board of Education 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
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.