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Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Significance, Supreme Court Upholds School Busing, Further Readings


James E. Swann


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Appellant's Claim

That the local public schools were not doing enough to integrate their student bodies.

Chief Lawyers for Appellant

Julius LeVonne Chambers and James M. Nabritt III

Chief Lawyers for Appellee

William J. Waggoner and Benjamin S. Horack

Justices for the Court

Hugo Lafayette Black, Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting



Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

20 April 1971


The Supreme Court upheld the desegregation plan developed by the federal court overseeing public school integration in the district.

Related Cases

  • Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).
  • Brown v. Board of Education II, 349 U.S. 294 (1955).
  • Griffin v. County Schoolboard, 377 U.S. 218 (1964).
  • Green v. County School Board, 391 U.S. 430 (1968).
  • Pasadena Board of Education v. Spangler, 427 U.S. 424 (1976).
  • Milliken v. Bradley, 433 U.S. 267 (1974).

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