Episode description: On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the cases collectively known as Brown v. Board of Education, striking down the notion of "separate but equal" education and ending segregation in America's public schools. Referred to by many legal scholars as the "case of the century," Brown launched the civil rights movement, which transformed America's race relations and social structure over the following decades, and still serves as a model for human rights activism throughout the world.
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- KET: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 10:00 pm EDT
First aired: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)