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Belton v. Gebhart (Bulah v. Gebhart)

Delaware State Court, Wilmington, Delaware
 
  • Thurgood Marshall sits in a grey suit leaning forward with his hands clasped.

    Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall led a life in the pursuit of equality, and was on a path destined to lead him to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More...

  • Louis Redding leans against his desk in a grey suit.

    Louis Redding

    The first African American admitted to the Delaware bar, Louis Redding was part of the NAACP legal team that challenged school segregation.

  • Jack Greenberg poses for a head and shoulders portrait in a black suit and striped tie.

    Jack Greenberg

    As the first white attorney for the NAACP, Jack Greenberg helped to argue Brown v. Board of Education at the U.S. Supreme Court level.

 

Bolling v. Sharpe

U.S. District Court, Washington, D.C.
 
  • Thurgood Marshall sits in a grey suit leaning forward with his hands clasped.

    Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall led a life in the pursuit of equality, and was on a path destined to lead him to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More...

  • George Hayes poses for a photo in a black double-breasted suit on court-house steps.

    George E.C. Hayes

    George E.C. Hayes was responsible for starting the oral argument of Bolling v. Sharpe, the case which originated in the District of Columbia

  • Charles Hamilton Houston poses for a head and shoulders portrait in a grey suit.

    Charles Hamilton Houston

    Houston developed a "Top-Down" integration strategy, and became known as "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" for his desegregation work.

  • James Nabrit, Jr. poses for a photo on court-house steps in a grey double-breasted suit

    James Nabrit, Jr.

    Nabrit took over Charles Hamilton Houston's work on the Bolling v. Sharpe case which went to the U.S. Supreme Court alongside four others.

 

Briggs et al c. Elliott et al.

U.S. District Court, Eastern Division, Charleston, South Carolina
 
  • Thurgood Marshall sits in a grey suit leaning forward with his hands clasped.

    Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall led a life in the pursuit of equality, and was on a path destined to lead him to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More...

  • Robert Carter leans forward in a black pin-stripe suit.

    Robert Carter

    Carter was part of the legal team that developed the NAACP’s strategy for ending segregation.

  • Harold Boulware smiles in a grey suit

    Harold R. Boulware

    Harold Boulware served as the chief counsel for the South Carolina NAACP chapter and was instrumental in the Briggs case.

  • Judge Spottswood Robinson III sits in his judicial robes.

    Spottswood Robinson III

    Instrumental in the Davis case, Robinson went on to become the first African-American appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

  • Arthur Shores sits in a grey double-breasted suit.

    Arthur Shores

    After working with Charles H. Houston, Shores went on to argue the Lucy v. Adams case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County

U.S. District Court, Richmond, Virginia
 
  • Thurgood Marshall sits in a grey suit leaning forward with his hands clasped.

    Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall led a life in the pursuit of equality, and was on a path destined to lead him to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More...

  • Oliver hill sits in court in a grey suit and spotted tie.

    Oliver Hill

    Oliver Hill was assigned to the Davis case, and agreed to help them if they would try to integrate, not equalize the schools.

  • Judge Spottswood Robinson III sits in his judicial robes.

    Spottswood Robinson III

    Instrumental in the Davis case, Robinson went on to become the first African-American appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

  • Robert Carter leans forward in a black pin-stripe suit.

    Robert Carter

    Carter was part of the legal team that developed the NAACP’s strategy for ending segregation.

 

Oliver L. Brown et al v. Board of Education of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

U.S. District Court, Topeka, Kansas
 
  • Thurgood Marshall sits in a grey suit leaning forward with his hands clasped.

    Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall led a life in the pursuit of equality, and was on a path destined to lead him to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More...

  • Robert Carter leans forward in a black pin-stripe suit.

    Robert Carter

    Carter was part of the legal team that developed the NAACP’s strategy for ending segregation.

  • Jack Greenberg poses in a black suit for a head and shoulders portrait.

    Jack Greenberg

    As the first white attorney for the NAACP, Jack Greenberg helped to argue Brown v. Board of Education at the U.S. Supreme Court level.

  • Charles Scott sits in a library in a light double-breasted suit.

    Charles Scott

    Charles Scott worked to recruit plaintiffs willing to stand up to the school board while also researching and recruiting expert witnesses.

  • John Scott smiles in a dark suit with a bright white tie.

    John Scott

    John Scott worked to recruit plaintiffs willing to stand up to the school board while also researching and recruiting expert witnesses.

  • Charles Bledsoe sits in a black suit

    Charles Bledsoe

    Charles Bledsoe worked to recruit plaintiffs willing to stand up to the school board while also researching and recruiting expert witnesses.

Last updated: March 29, 2022

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