• Exterior of Brown v. Board of Education NHS, the former Monroe Elementary School, at night.

    Brown v. Board of Education

    National Historic Site Kansas

The Five Cases

The five cases were filed in the District of Columbia and in four states, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina and Kansas. Click on the cases below to learn more about each one.

Belton (Bulah) v. Gebhart [Delaware]

Bolling v. Sharpe [District of Columbia]

Brown v. Board of Education [Kansas]

Briggs v. Elliott [South Carolina]

Davis v. County School Board [Virginia]

Did You Know?

Black children sitting in desks in classroom with teacher

The Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision involved more than 150 plaintiffs from five states.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...