What landmark Supreme Court case finally overturned the ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson?
Brown versus Board of Education in 1954
In 1954 the Supreme Court took the Brown versus Board of education decision, it made segregation illegal thus overruling Plessy versus Ferguson.
Plessy verus Ferguson ruled that separate facilities could be equal and therefore not discriminatory. Brown versus The Board of Education determined that based on the evidence separate educational facilities were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional