Saturday, May 16, 2009

Why my best friend’s mother had to go to a segregated school
55 years ago today U.S. Supreme Court rules on school segregation

It was 55 years ago today the Supreme Court in the U.S. (and you’ll see why President Barack Obama’s appointment to the Supreme Court is so critical) ruled that school desegregation was illegal.


Even until 1963, less than a half-century ago, Alabama’s Governor George Wallace stood in a school house door denying “Negroes” admission to an all-white school.


The Supreme Court Decision was Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. I invite you to click on the links and get educated.


Also famous in segregation history is Little Rock Nine.


My best friend’s mother was Hispanic, in New Mexico, and still had to go to a “non-white” high school in the ‘50s.

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