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Brown v. Board of Education: A Resource Guide

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court legally ended racial segregation in public schools, overruling the “separate but equal” principle set forth in Plessy v. Ferguson. This guide provides access to digital materials, websites and print resources.


May 17, 2019 marked the sixty-fifth anniversary of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision to end racial segregation in public schools throughout the United States, overruling the "separate but equal" principle set forth in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision. This research guide comprises primary source materials from Library of Congress digital collections, related websites, and a wide variety of print materials related to the Brown v. Board of Education case.