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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBrown v. Board of Education of TopekaBrown v. Board of Ed‧u‧ca‧tion of To‧pe‧ka /ˌbraʊn vɜːsəs ˌbɔːd əv edjʊˌkeɪʃən əv təˈpiːkə $ -vɜːrsəs ˌbɔːrd əv edʒə-/ (also Brown vs Board, Brown decision) 🔊 🔊 a US legal case which resulted in a famous decision by the US Supreme Court in 1954. It was decided that African-American students should be allowed to attend the same schools and universities as white students, and this officially ended segregation in the US education system. Following this, some children were taken by bus to different schools in order to mix African-American and white students. busing, Plessey v. Ferguson, segregation
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