Aline Black

Title

Aline Black

Description

Aline Black was the plaintiff in a lawsuit that challenged unequal pay for teachers.

Source

Library of Virginia

Coverage

1930-1949

Birth Date

March 23, 1906

Birthplace

Norfolk, VA

Death Date

August 22, 1974

Biographical Text

Aline Black taught science for Norfolk County Public Schools. After learning that she made much less than white teachers, Black sued the school system. In 1940 the Supreme Court ruled that teacher's salaries were protected by the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and should be equal regardless of race.

Description

Aline Black was the plaintiff in a lawsuit that challenged unequal pay for teachers.

Birth Date

March 23, 1906

Death Date

August 22, 1974

Coverage

1930-1949

Source

Library of Virginia