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1950s Civil Rights 1. I DID THIS ONE Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education marked a turning point in the history of race relations in the United States. Brown was initially met with inertia and, in most southern states, active resistance. Board of Education of Topeka, case in which on May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits the states from denying equal protection of the laws to any person within their jurisdictions.
2. Everybody does The trial was held in the county courthouse in Sumner, the western seat of Tallahatchie County, because till’s body was found in this area. Sumner had one boarding house; the small town was besieged by reporters from all over the country.

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