This Day in Black History: Dec. 8, 1936

This Day in Black History: Dec. 8, 1936

Black teachers to receive equal pay under Maryland court case ruling.

Published December 8, 2011

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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