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Honoring Brown vs. Board of Education 60 years later

May 31, 2014
By Klint Willert - Marshall Schools superintendent , Marshall Independent

Recently, our nation quietly celebrated a significant anniversary for public schools everywhere. May 14, 2014, marked the 60th anniversary of what is known as the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. The landmark ruling by the United States Supreme Court was historically significant for schools and communities and students. In a unanimous decision by the high court, Chief Justice Earl Warren provided the ruling of the United State Supreme Court declaring that the practice of segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. On May 14, 1954, Chief Justice Warren delivered the opinion of the Supreme Court, sharing in his summarizing statements that, "We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. . ."



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