Minors of the Negro race seek the aid of the courts in obtaining admission to the public schools of their community but on a non segregated basis.
They had been denied admission to schools by white children under laws requiring or permitting segregation according to race.
Minors of the Negro race claim the equal protection of the laws under the 14th amendment but a 3 judge federal district court denied the plaintiffs of their demand on the so called “separate but equal”.
Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other « tangible » factors may be equal, deprive the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities?
The US supreme court reverse the decision of the three-judge federal district court.