BLACK HISTORY FACTS

Important Court Cases in Black History

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Introduction - Court Cases in Black History

There have been many important court cases in black history. Some of the court decisions in these cases, like Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, lead to great strides forward in the fight to end discrimination and insure equal rights for African-Americans. Some of the court decisions in these cases, like Plessy v. Ferguson, have been detrimental to the battle for equal rights.

On this page we list some of these cases along with some interesting facts about each; there are links to pages with more detailed information about many of these cases. This information is written for both kids and adults and includes information on what the case was about, when it took place, and how the decision was important in African-American history.

List of Important Court Cases in Black History