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This 1953 U.S. Supreme Court document lists the order of argument for Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Court originally heard the six separate cases from four states that made up Brown v. Board of Education in 1952, but ordered them reargued to address questions related to the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. The Court’s 1954 landmark decision in this case declared racial segregation in America’s public schools unconstitutional Text adapted from “Order of Argument in the Case Brown v. Board of Education” in the January/February 2004 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education.

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