Remembering Brown v. Board of Education and My Date with Destiny

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States of America struck down the Plessy v. Ferguson case which permitted segregation based on race. Specifically, separating whites from Blacks in a type of class system that made Blacks second class citizens in the USA.

On this day, the first of two cases decided under Brown v. Topeka Board of Education was issued. The Court ruled “That to separate them [black children] from others of similar age and background would harm their minds and hearts in ways likely ever to be undone.”