John W. Davis and Thurgood Marshall Standing Underneath Portrait
09 Dec 1952, Washington, DC, USA — Original caption: The Supreme Court today began consideration of a historic set of five cases raising the issue of whether public school segregation by race is constitutional. John W. Davis, (L), the ca. 1924 Democratic Presidential candidate will argue the cases for the states and the District of Columbia. Thurgood Marshall (R), of the National Association for the Advancement of colored People, heads the staff representing Negro parents in bringing the suits.