May 17 - Opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, 05/17/1954, Case File for Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al., ca. 1950 - ca. 1955
In this milestone decision, the Supreme Court ruled that separating children in public schools on the basis of race was unconstitutional. It signaled the end of legalized racial segregation in the schools of the United States, overruling the “separate but equal” principle set forth in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case.