Howard High School of Technology is a vocational-technical high school in Wilmington, Delaware and is the oldest of four high schools within the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District,
Formerly "Howard High School" and then "Howard Career Center," the school is a culturally significant institution in Wilmington, Delaware. Howard High School was the first high school for African Americans in the state of Delaware.
Before becoming a vocational-technical school, it was subject of Gebhart v. Belton, a 1953 desegregation court case. Parents of students bused to Howard sued to allow admittance to all-white Claymont High School. Upon appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, it combined with four other cases, and thus was one of five schools subject of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court case.
The Supreme Court ruling overturned "separate but equal" doctrine and ordered desegregation in all of the cases. Howard would become one of the last schools to desegregate in Delaware in 1978. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005. It is located in the East Brandywine Historic District.