President Obama Recommits The Nation to Efforts on Stamping out Bigotry and Racism On the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education

Obama called the Supreme Court's school desegregation decision, issued on May 17, 1964, 'the first major step in dismantling the "separate but equal" doctrine that justified Jim Crow.'

During the 60th anniversary commemoration of the of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended legalized racial segregation in public schools, President Barack Obama described the 1954 case as the first major step in dismantling the “separate, but equal” doctrine that had justified Jim Crow laws.

He went ahead to pledge to recommit the nation to the unending struggle to stamp out bigotry and racism of all forms in the statement while reaffirming the believe that all children deserved an education worthy of their promise.

The President took time to also remember “the men, women, and children who took the risks in order to make our country more fair and freer.

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