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

    Brown v. Board of Education

    National Historic Site Kansas

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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]

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NAACP Lawyers

The national strategy to use the courts to challenge segregation in public education began with the NAACP under the leadership of attorney Charles Hamilton Houston in the 1930’s.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...