This Day in Black History: Dec. 8, 1936

Maryland court case gives Black teachers equal pay.

Posted: 12/08/2011 07:00 AM EST

The NAACP wins the landmark case, Gibbs v. Board of Education, against the state of Maryland, ensuring that white and Black teachers are paid equally. The case was one of a succession that would eventually help extend the protection of African-Americans under the U.S. Constitution.


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