Saturday, May 17, 2014

Brown V. Board Of Education: 60 Years Later!

Future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall celebrates with Oliver Brown in the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education. This decision would ban discrimination in public schools and make segregation illegal.

Still a long way to go. But in America, you can now be in a diversified school. If it wasn't for the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education, the American schools would still be segregated.

The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and was a major victory of the civil rights movement.

Again, we here at Journal de la Reyna celebrate in diversity and equal rights for all.

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