5 Important Supreme Court Decisions in Black History

1 Posted by - October 9, 2018 - Black History, CIVIL RIGHTS, LATEST POSTS

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

A slave was his master’s property and African-Americans were not citizens. The Missouri Compromise was struck down as being unconstitutional.

kokb

Powell v. Alabama (1932)

Supreme court overturned the convictions of the “Scottsboro Boys” and guaranteed counsel in state and federal courts.

th67QJAAEJ

Loving v. Virginia (1967)

The prohibition on interracial marriage was deemed unconstitutional. The states that still banned interracial marriage at the time were forced to revise their laws.

wot

Civil Rights Cases (1883)

A number of cases were addressed under this Supreme court decision. Courts decided that the Civil Rights Act of 1875–the last federal civil rights legislation until the Civil Rights Act of 1957–was unconstitutional. Allowed private sector segregation.

iiiii

Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)

The decision upheld affirmative action’s constitutionality in education, as long it employed a “highly individualized, holistic review of each applicant’s file” and did not consider race as a factor in a “mechanical way.”

source:

http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/diversity/brownvboard/Pages/supremecourt.aspx

1 Comment

  • ONE Ad latest hack trick April 7, 2019 - 10:58 pm Reply

    I actually wanted to post a simple message in order to express gratitude to you for the wonderful advice you are giving out at this website. My considerable internet investigation has at the end of the day been compensated with sensible details to go over with my friends and family. I ‘d state that that we site visitors actually are very much endowed to exist in a useful network with so many marvellous individuals with valuable principles. I feel very privileged to have come across the webpages and look forward to plenty of more thrilling moments reading here. Thanks a lot again for a lot of things.

  • Leave a reply