Monroe v. Board of Commissioners

Monroe v. Board of Commissioners: Facts of the Case

Monroe v. Board of Commissioners: The Court’s Ruling

Monroe v. Board of Commissioners (1968) involved the adequacy of the city of Jackson, Tennessee’s, plan to desegregate its public schools in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Monroe is another one of the cases in which the Supreme Court reviewed the efforts of school boards, finding that it developed and administered a plan that allowed it to remain segregated. The Court remanded Monroe for modifications to create a unitary school system.

J. Patrick Mahon

See also Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and Equal Educational Opportunities; Civil Rights Movement; Fourteenth Amendment

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