Definition of Brown v Board of Education noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Brown v Board of Education

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a law case in 1954 which led to a decision of the US Supreme Court that made separate education for black and white children illegal Culture The law case was held in 1954 after a school for white children in Topeka, Kansas, refused to accept a black girl called Linda Brown. The case led to a decision of the US Supreme Court that made segregation in public schools illegal. The decision ended the idea of 'separate but equal' schools for whites and African Americans, and encouraged the civil rights movement. compare Plessy v Ferguson
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