The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision overturned earlier rulings going back to Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.
In fact, it was in the 1950s, after racial segregation in public schools was declared unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education, that many Southern states erected Confederate flags atop their state government buildings.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which dictated that schools be desegregated, many black CPS students continued to attend schools that were nearly all-black.
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner -- Freakonomics
Since the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the Supreme Court, which ordered that schools be integrated, tension between whites and blacks in the South has reached an all-time high, and events such as the murder of Emmett Till are no longer an exception.
Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard -- Killing Kennedy