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One of the greatest Supreme Court decisions in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) unanimously held that racial segregation of children in public schools violated the Constitution. The Court also held that racial segregation of children in public schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which states that "no state shall make or enforce any law which shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." (The Supreme Court) The Court also noted that Congress, when drafting the Fourteenth Amendment in the 1860s, did not specifically intend to require integration of public schools but on the other hand, they did not prohibit integration either. 

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