When did Oliver Brown sue?

1951In the case that would become most famous, a plaintiff named Oliver Brown filed a class-action suit against the Board of Education of TopekaBoard of Education of TopekaBrown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.

Which president passed the Civil Rights Act?

President Lyndon Johnson

Despite Kennedy’s assassination in November of 1963, his proposal culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law just a few hours after it was passed by Congress on July 2, 1964.

Who was the first president to support civil rights?


Although Truman never entirely overcame all of his personal prejudices, his heartfelt sense of fairness and his deeply-rooted faith in the US Constitution made him the first modern president to champion civil rights, paving the way for the legislative successes of the 1960s.