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The Power of Now
NAACP LDF marked the 60thanniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with a special luncheon at the National Press Club. The event, which celebrated the 60thanniversary of what is today acknowledged as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century, featured remarks by the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, and was emceed by MSNBC host, Karen Finney.5/16/14
An Associated Press story titled "Segregation gains ground 60 years after Brown" quotes Sherrilyn Ifill.
Housing discrimination — stopping or discouraging minorities from moving to majority-white areas — also plays a role in school segregation and “that’s been a harder nut to crack,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which argued the Brown case in front of the Supreme Court.5/14/14
Education Week's latest issue commemorates the 60th anniversary of the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In the issue, Leticia Smith-Evans argues in "K-12 Education: Still Separate, Still Unequal" that Brown's mandate of ending legal apartheid is still an ideal as racial segregation in public schools persists.5/12/14
In a piece for the American Constitution Society's blog, Vincent Southerland argues that "criminal justice reforms need to be driven by the moral imperative of repairing all that is wrong with the current system."5/09/14
In an interview with CBS Radio's Fresh Perspectives show, Sherrilyn Ifill discusses the Brown v Board of Education decision sixty years on, as well as the work that has been done in desegregation efforts and the work that lays ahead for the country.