1. For a quarter-century after World War II, Brown v Board of Education for Topeka (1954) was unquestionably the most renowned case of the Supreme Court of the United States. Brown held that racial segregation of children in public schools violated the United States Constitution (racial discrimination ). More broadly, Brown undermined the enactment and enforcement of ‘Jim Crow’ laws, which mandated racial segregation in a host of public accommodations, ranging from buses and schools to parks and water fountains. The international context of the Cold War...
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