Amicus Brief

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (U.S. Supreme Court, 1952)

This is the landmark civil rights case that resulted in the desegregation of public schools across the entire United States. As amicus curiae, ADL successfully argued that the "separate but equal" doctrine, which had historically been used to justify the establishment of separate school systems for black and white children, was unconstitutional and violated the Fourteenth Amendment.