Black Leaders Commemorate Brown v. Board of Education at 60

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

Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)

"As we mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, we pause and remember its impact on our nation’s education system. It plainly said that the doctrine of 'separate but equal' had no place in education and that every child, regardless of race, must have access to a quality education. The May 17 decision sparked new activism, engagement and action in the ongoing civil rights movement," said Sen. Tim Scott.  "Today, we also remember that education is one of the strongest opportunities that too many children trapped in chronically failing schools are denied. I hope this anniversary reminds everyone to recommit themselves to the vital work of providing true opportunity to all, regardless of background.” 

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