Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Many Americans were segregated from each other during much of the history of the United States. This includes ethnic groups such as Caucasians, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latin Americans, and Native Americans/Indians. These groups were sometimes separated by law and at other times by custom. This segregation caused individuals from different ethnic groups to often live in separate neighborhoods, attend different schools, and stay apart from members of racial and ethnic groups different from their own. By the middle of the 20th century, ending segregation and promoting integration had become key goals of those who led the American civil rights movement. A variety of legal challenges led to a series of court decisions that spelled the end of segregation and permitted children of different ethnic ...

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