Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
Brown v. Board of Education argued by Thurgood Marshall (1954).
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)...just 3 of 10 landmark Supreme Court decisions that influenced black history in the USA.
Caryn Freeman highlights 10 cases in a colorful slide show "Supreme Court cases that shaped black America." Take a look! (Thurgood Marshall is pictured here).
2018 update: the slideshow has been removed, but the article remains.