n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Brown v Board of Education 1954-2014 : sixty years of unfulfilled expectations : aantekeninge
|Article Title||Brown v Board of Education 1954-2014 : sixty years of unfulfilled expectations : aantekeninge|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||160 - 170|
ISI Social Science
Brown v Board of Education (347 US 483 (1954)) is seen to be one of the most significant - if not the most significant - cases the United States supreme court has decided. In the Brown case the United States supreme court dramatically expanded the constitutional protections of individual liberties and minority rights. In this case the supreme court held that the "separate but equal doctrine" upheld by the court in Plessy v Ferguson (163 US 537 (1896)) was untenable and could be sustained only by accepting the view that African-Americans were inferior. The groundwork was laid for ending the "separate but equal" doctrine in public education.
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