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Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

Earl Warren, 1955

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in “Brown v. Board of Education”, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional.

“Chief Justice Earl Warren, nominated to the Supreme Court by President Eisenhower, echoed Douglas’s concerns in a 1954 speech to the American Bar Association, proclaiming that “Our American system like all others is on trial both at home and abroad, …the extent to which we maintain the spirit of our constitution with its Bill of Rights, will in the long run do more to make it both secure and the object of adulation than the number of hydrogen bombs we stockpile.”” (Wikipedia)