Little rock desegregation 1957

Brown vs. Board of Education

  • Case filed as Oliver L. Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka (KS)

    Oliver Brown was assigned as lead plantiff, NAACP filed the case. District Court rued in favor of the school board and the case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Brown and the NAACP appealed to the Supreme Court

    Their case combined with other cases that challenged school segregation in South Carolina, Viginia, and Delaware.
  • The Supreme Court first heard case

    Failed to reach a decision.
  • Second round of arguments planned

  • Unanimous Decision

    United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that it was unconstitutional and violated the 14th amendment to separate children in public schools because of their race.