The Civil Rights Era

By: Nick Hruby

Top 10 Events in the Civil Rights Era

1. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas- In May 1954, Supreme court ruled that segregation in public school was "inherently unequal" making it unconstitutional. This ruling reversed the Court's earlier decision in 1896 in Plessy v. Ferguson which stated that separate but equal facilities were aloud under the constitution.