Tag: supreme court

  • [Black History] Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent imported into the United States and held as slaves or their descendants, were not protected by the Constitution and could never be U.S. citizens.

  • Supreme court backs Black Firefighters in Chicago

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a group of African Americans may sue the city of Chicago on their claim that the city’s discriminatory use of an application test kept them from being hired as firefighters