1. What arguments persuaded the Supreme Court to overturn Plessy v. Ferguson and declare racial segregation in public education to be unconstitutional?
2. How did the history of education and the Fourteenth Amendment influence the decision of the court?
3. According to the court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, what were the psychological effects of racial segregation on black school children? Why were racially segregated schools inherently unequal?