Black Leaders Commemorate Brown v. Board of Education at 60

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  • School Desegregation
  • Michelle Obama
  • Barack Obama
  • Eric Holder
  • Gov. Deval Patrick
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge
  • Sen. Tim Scott
  • Cecilia Marshall
  • Sherrilyn Ifill
  • Rep. Maxine Waters

President Barack Obama

"As we commemorate this historic anniversary, we recommit ourselves to the long struggle to stamp out bigotry and racism in all their forms.  We reaffirm our belief that all children deserve an education worthy of their promise. And we remember that change did not come overnight that it took many years and a nationwide movement to fully realize the dream of civil rights for all of God’s children. We will never forget the men, women and children who took extraordinary risks in order to make our country more fair and more free," said President Obama. "Today, it falls on us to honor their legacy by taking our place in their march, and doing our part to perfect the union we love."

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