These are only some of the well known court cases.
These are not all the significant court cases. This guide is based on past History Day topics researched at the Connecticut State Library.
Be sure to check other sections of this guide - for example the Civil Rights page has links to the U.S. Constitution and the Annotated Constitution.
See also resources for Amistad, Prudence Crandall, and Sheff v. O'Neill.
In Brown v Board of Education the Supreme Court reversed the 1896 case of Plessy v Ferguson.
Brown v. Board of Education incorporates several cases - you may need to look at records and briefs of earlier cases. These include: Briggs v. Elliot (filed in South Carolina), Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County (filed in Virginia), Gebhardt v. Belton (filed in Delaware), and Boiling v. Sharpe (filed in Washington D.C.).
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