Equal Protection Photo: Chief Justice Earl Warren
In the landmark Brown v. Board decision in 1954, which determined that separate schooling for black children is inherently unequal, Chief Justice Earl Warren declared that "to separate them from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone." Harris & Ewing Photography. Public Domain. Public domain.