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May 15, 2004 – July 16, 2006
American History Museum
12th and Constitution Ave., NW
Location: 1st Floor, Taylor Gallery
This exhibition celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision that ended segregation in public schools, and reviews and examines its legacy through personal stories and artifacts. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" and that they violate the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees all citizens "equal protection of the laws."
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