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Brown v. Board: Disabled Children

Prior to the 1970s, children with disabilities seeking education could not attend public schools and were either sent to private schools or state institutions and lived there under horrible conditions. Lawyers went to court using the Supreme Court's Brown v. the Board of Education decision, and argued that disabled children deserved the same equal education that black children won years earlier. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.

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