The landmark Supreme Court case established that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. The law overturned Plessy v Ferguson, which allowed state sponsored segregation as long as facilities were equal. However, arguments against segregation pointed to the fact separate facilities were inherently unequal. The decision paved the long difficult road to integrated schools. (Courtesy Photo)
On this day May 18, 1896, 8 Supreme Court Justices ruled that separate but equal was o.k. when they ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson.
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