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Brown vs. Board of Education: 60th Anniversary

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Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist for black students and for Hispanics, a population that has grown exponentially since the 1954 ruling. "Wh ... Show More

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School Segregation 5 Things
FILE - This Aug. 22, 1958 file photo shows Thurgood Marshall outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist for black students and for Hispanics, a population that has grown exponentially since the 1954 ruling. Marshall, the head of the NAACP's legal arm who argued part of the case, went on to become the Supreme Court's first African-American justice in 1967. (AP Photo, File)

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School Segregation 5 Things
FILE - This April 14, 2004 file photo shows an original document from the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka on display at the National Archives in Washington. Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist for black students and for Hispanics, a population that has grown exponentially since the 1954 ruling. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

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1953 SUPREME COURT
Members of the U.S. Supreme Court are seen in a 1953 photo before they issued the first school integration order in 1954. From Left, seated Associated Justices Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black, Chief Justice Earl Warren, and Associate Justices Stanley Reed and William O'Douglas. Standing: Associate Justices Tom Clark, Robert H. Jackson, Harold H. Burton and Sherman Minton. (AP Photo)

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School Segregation 5 Things
This photo taken May 13, 2014 shows National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down “separate but equal” laws that kept schools segregated. Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist for black students and for Hispanics, a population that has grown exponentially since the 1954 ruling. (AP Photo)

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DESEGREGATION BROADCAST STUDENTS
A group of students at the Russell High School in Atlanta, Ga., gather around a radio shortly after noon to hear news that segregation has been ruled out in public schools in a unanimous Supreme Court decision on May 17, 1954. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)

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U.S. COURT DESEGREGATION RULING
George E.C. Hayes, left, Thurgood Marshall, center, and James M. Nabrit pose outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 1954. The three lawyers led the fight for abolition of segregation in public schools before the Supreme Court, which ruled today that segregation is unconstitutional. (AP Photo)

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Obama School Segregation
FILE - This May 12, 2014 file photo speaks President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Friday marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision by recommitting to "the long struggle to stamp out bigotry and racism in all their forms." Obama also scheduled a meeting Friday with families of the plaintiffs as well as the lead attorneys and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Obama will host the group, including lawyers Jack Greenberg and William Coleman, in the White House East Room. Greenberg argued the case; Coleman was a leading legal strategist. (AP Photo, File)

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School Segregation 5 Things
FILE - This March 3, 2004 file photo shows the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site as work continues in Topeka, Kansas. Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist for black students and for Hispanics, a population that has grown exponentially since the 1954 ruling. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

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Participants In School Hearing
Lawyers and witnesses participating in the Arlington county school integration hearing arrive at the Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., September 3, 1950. In foreground left to right: Frank D. Reeves, NAACP attorney, Thomas H. Henderson, Dean of Virginia University. (AP Photo)

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DESEGREGATION DAVIS MARSHALL
Thurgood Marshall, right, chief legal counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and attorney John W. Davis, left, representing the state of South Carolina, talk before a public hearing in Washington, December 9, 1952. The two advocates are opposing counsels in the battle for racial integration in public schools. (AP Photo)

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Supreme Court Racial Equality
Diamond McCullough, 17, left, and Aquila Griffin, 18, right, talk about their high school education experience in Chicago as students, parents and educators rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education, the decision that struck down the “separate but equal” laws that kept schools segregated. (AP Photo)

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African American Integration Schools SC 1954
By the light of a kerosene lamp, 14-year-old Henrietta Hilton studies in her tenant farm home in Summerton, S.C., on June 4, 1954. She is in the ninth grade. Discussing the Supreme Court decision against school segregation, Henrietta says: “I’d like to go to school with white children... I think I’d enjoy being friends with some white girls. Maybe they’d enjoy being friends with me.” (AP Photo/Rudolph Faircloth)

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LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH
Pictured left to right are: Gloria Ray, Terrance Roberts, Melba Pattillo, Jefferson Thomas, Carlotta Walls, Thelma Mothershed, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, and Ernest Green. These are undated photos of the nine students who entered Little Rock Central High under the protection of federal troops with bayonets in 1957 when Gov. Orval E. Faubus tried to block enforcement of the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision outlawing school segregation and directed the Arkansas National Guard to keep the students from enrolling at the all-white Central High. President Eisenhower responded by sending in members of the Army's 101st Airborne Division to escort the students into the school on Sept. 25, 1957. (AP Photo)

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Little Rock School Desegregation 1957
Eight of the nine black students who have been attending Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., are shown as they walked from school to their waiting Army station wagon, Oct. 2, 1957. (AP Photo/Ferd Kaufman)

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NAMES REHNQUIST
FILE--Chief Justice William Rehnquist arrives on Capitol Hill in this Jan. 22, 1999, file photo. Asked to name the most momentous decision by the Supreme Court in this century, Rehnquist chose the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education. The 1954 ruling ended school segregation by declaring separate but equal facilities for blacks and whites to be unconstitutional.(AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

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CLINTON MEDAL OF FREEDOM
President Clinton awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to civil rights lawyer Oliver White Hill, left, during an East Room ceremony at the White House Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in Washington. Hill is best known for litigating one of the school desegregation cases that became the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case. Former President Ford, center, and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, far right, add their applause. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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THURGOOD MARSHALL

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SCHOOL DESEGREGATION MARSHALL
Thurgood Marshall, chief counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, talks to newsmen in New York City, May 31, 1955, after the Supreme Court directed that public school segregation of white and black pupils be ended as soon as feasible. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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INTEGRATION LITTLE ROCK
Federal troops escort black students as they arrive in a U.S. Army station wagon at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., during the first week of integration in Sept. 1957. (AP Photo)

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Virginia Lt. Gov Tim Kaine, second from right, shakes the hand of state Sen. Henry Marsh D-Richmond, right as they honor co-chairman of The National Brown vs. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission, Brian Jones, second from left, and Rev. Benjamin Robertson, of Richmond's Cedar Street Baptist Church, on the floor of the Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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MARSHALL INTEGRATION LONG ISLAND
Thurgood Marshall, chief legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, and Alveta Shultz, parent of a school child, are shown prior to a hearing in Albany, N.Y., November 9, 1949. Marshall and Shultz are scheduled to meet with the New York State Commissioner of Education, Francis T. Spaulding, regarding the integration case of Prospect School in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. (AP Photo)

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SCHOOL RACIAL INTEGRATION
White and black grade school youngsters study together in harmony at the consolidated school in Hoxie, Ark., Aug 15, 1955. The community of 1,855 de-segregated its school last July by taking in 23 black students. (AP Photo)

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DESEGREGATION ROBINSON MARSHALL
Thurgood Marshall, of New York City, right, the chief attorney for black parents in segregation litigation, and Spottwood W. Robinson III, of Richmond, Va., confer in Washinton, D.C. on April 12, 1955. Marshall is about to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decree that separate schools for black and white children must end at thestart of the new school term in September. (AP Photo)

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