Today in 1944: The Supreme Court strikes down “white primary” elections

Apr 3, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 3, 1944, the Supreme Court struck down the practice of limiting party primary elections to whites in Smith v. Allwright.

Today in 1958: The Supreme Court rules that Arkansas must follow Brown v. Board of Education

Sep 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On September 12, 1958, the Supreme Court ruled in Cooper v. Aaron, holding that Little Rock schools must be desegregated and that the states are bound by Supreme Court rulings.

Today in 1964: SCOTUS rules against closing schools to stop integration

May 25, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 25, 1964, the Supreme Court ruled on Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, holding that a county may not close all public schools to stop school integration.