back to 1954
Oh, wow. This is huge.
Here's a quote from Slate, written before the decision was handed down:
"Looking at today's cases from the vantage point of the Brown decision, the idea that the Supreme Court would condemn the valiant efforts of the Louisville community is extraordinary. The people of Louisville want a community that is not separated by race, beginning with a school system in which white and black children learn to know one another."