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Obama Reflects on Brown vs. Board of Education 60 Years Later

Obama Reflects on Brown vs. Board Of Education 60 Years Later

Come Saturday, it will be 60 years since the landmark case. President Obama commemorated the Supreme Court decision, reminding educators how important it is to ensure equal rights for all students. 

"Brown vs. Board of Education shifted the legal and moral compass of our nation," he said in a presidential resolution, reported USA Today. Obama said Brown's moral guidance was the first step toward the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. 

"We must continue striving toward equal opportunities for all our children, from access to advanced classes to participation in the same extracurricular activities," Obama said. "Because when children learn and play together, they grow, build and thrive together."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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