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Brown v. Board of Education.   In 1950, the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense  and Education Fund decided to challenge the legal heart of segregation — the 1896 Supreme Court  decision in  Plessy v. Ferguson,  which had established the “separate but equal” doctrine. Several  cases on public-school segregation were making their way through the federal judiciary at this time,  and the first to reach the Supreme Court was  Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas  . In  1954, the Court, under the new Eisenhower-appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren, ruled that  “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites were inherently unequal and therefore were a  violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. A former attorney general and 
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