Bolling v. Sharpe

United States Supreme Court

347 U.S. 497 (1954)

Racial segregation in public schools within the District of Columbia violates the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

Relevant Facts

Bolling (the plaintiff) was a member of a group of African-Americans who filed suit in the federal court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of racial segregation within the district’s public schools. The district court dismissed the complaint and the plaintiff appealed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari before an appellate court could render a decision.

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December 29, 2020

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Citations

347 U.S. 497 (1954)