Pennsylvania v. Board of Trusts
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353 U.S. 230 (1957)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Pennsylvania v. Board of Trusts, 353 U.S. 230 (1957)
Pennsylvania v. Board of Directors of
City Trusts of the City of Philadelphia
Decided April 29, 1957
353 U.S. 230
By will probated in 1831, Stephen Girard left a fund to the City of Philadelphia in trust for the erection, maintenance, and operation of a "college," providing that it was to admit "as many poor white male orphans, between the ages of six and ten years, as the said income shall be adequate to maintain." The college was established and is now being operated by a Board appointed under a Pennsylvania statute.
Held: the Board is an agency of the State, and its refusal to admit Negro boys to the college solely because of their race violates the Fourteenth Amendment. Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U. S. 483. Pp. 353 U. S. 230-231.
386 Pa. 548, 127 A.2d 287, reversed and remanded.