We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of “separate but equal “ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and other similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment…
Chief Justice Earl Warren on Brown v. Education (347 U.S. 483)
Brown v Board of Education of Topeka (1954) was a landmark U.S Supreme Court case in which the Courts declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
Figure: Chief Justice Earl Warren on the Cover Page of Time Magazine (http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19531221,00.html)