March
The trial court in Davis v. Prince Edward County finds in favor of the School Board under the theory of "separate but equal."

April
A Delaware court rules in Belton v. Gebhart and Bulah v. Gebhart that the plaintiffs are entitled to immediate admission to white public schools.

June
The Supreme Court announces that it will hear oral arguments in Briggs and Brown during the upcoming October 1952 Term.

October
Days before arguments are to be heard in Briggs, and Brown, the Supreme Court announces a postponement. Three weeks later, the Court announces that it will also hear the Delaware cases, as well as Davis v. Prince Edward County and the District of Columbia case, Bolling v. Sharpe. The cases are collected together as Brown v. Board of Education.

December
First round of arguments held in Brown and its companion cases.