Sweatt v. Painter is a US court case. In the 1930s, the NAACP resolved to test the "separate but equal" doctrine that had upheld racial segregation since the Plessy court decision in 1896.
In 1950, the US Supreme Court ruled that a separate Black Law School in Texas failed to measure up because of intangible factors such as its isolation from most of the future lawyers with whom its graduates would interact.
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