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Oliver L. BROWN

conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. . . .” With those words, Chief Justice Earl Warren announced v. case in 1954. But how did this important case in the fight for civil rights begin?

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