The case of Brown vs Board of education was a huge part of civil rights. Before this debate, in 1896 there was the Plessy vs Ferguson case. The court ruled that the schools had to be separate but equal. But that still didn't settle things.
On may 17, 1954, the case of Brown vs Board of education was ended. The outcome was to end racial things and segregation between schools. Who was this Brown? Well his full name was Oliver Brown. He was born in Topeka, Kansas. He was a mid aged African American man whose daughter Linda faced a long commute to school every day.
Other than Oliver Brown, another good man who took a big place in this case was Thurgood Marshall. He was a lawyer defending Brown, Marshall was the first African american in the supreme court justice.
Thurgood Marshall (middle)